I’m joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden again today for her Monday meme and have put together a collection of Echinacea, or cone flowers, known by the delightful name of ‘Sunhats’ (Sonnenhut) in German. 😃
I now have quite a collection of different sorts of Echinacea, with a couple yet to flower.
Today I picked:
- Baby Swan White (about 60 cm tall!)
- Green Envy: a new one and I am in love with those green petals which are tinged with pink from the inside outwards as they develop 💕
- Pica Bella (deep pink)
- Flamethrower (hot orange)
- Sunseekers Yellow
They are partying with some Sanguisorba ‘Pink Tanna’, some pink Gypsophilia, a bit of Verbena bonariensis and a red Snapdragon, some Euphorbia, Artemisia and a yellow Zinnia which I think is supposed to be a giant one but isn‘t.
This year I grew some Everlasting Flowers for the first time and snipped a couple as decoration for my sunhat. If any of you have grown them before I would love to know how to harvest them best, so any tips are welcome!
Do you have any sunhats? Flowery or otherwise?! 😉
Have a lovely week!