I made a trip to my favorite local garden center to check out their selection of what I would call the “speciality” echinacea varieties, in an attempt to decide which one I might be willing to splurge on. Not the common pink or white, but a whole range of new colors are available. So, to that purpose, here they are for your reference and mine, with photos and plant information.
This one didn’t have any informational labeling, but is called Echinacea ‘Double Scoop Orangeberry’, in case you can’t turn your head enough to read the marker in the pot.
The label was cut off in this photo. This plant is Echinacea purpurea ‘Balsomselo’ ppaf.
I have a large area to fill with flowers and it will take time and money to get the look of a field of multi-colored echinacea in this area. I love all these unique varieties, but they are also quite pricey. So if I could only get one, I would purchase, Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ because it is such a unique color. Which one would you pick?