I wonder if you can guess…
What flower this is photographed from a different point of view? Though I see it all summer long in the Northeast, I know I’m surprised by this perspective of it. As I have admitted before, this bloom doesn’t excite me from afar, which is quite unusual for me as I love all flowers. But up close, I find such joy and delight in the many details and facets of it. What’s your guess..?
points of interest
Bold, stiff plant with hairy stems and linear, lance-shaped, bristly leaves. Appearing in July, solitary, daisy-like flowers with a center cone of golden-orange flowers that quickly mature to creaming white, are surrounded by recurved, white, ray petals. Flowers are produced terminally on branching stems through September. Native to dry prairies, gravelly hillsides and open woodlands. Grow in herbaceous border and use as a cut flower.
Grow in deep, well-drained, humus rich soil in full sun. Cut back stems as blooms fade to encourage repeat blooms.
friday’s flower fact
This fun selection of coneflower resembles a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day.
Botanical Name | Echinacea ‘Milkshake’
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | Garden hybrid (Northeast US to Mid-Atlantic parentage)
Zone | 5-8
Flower Height | 30-36”
Flower Diameter | 4-6”
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