1, 2, 3, Presto!

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  It’s coneflower-mania in my garden in July!  My favorite echinacea hybrids right now are “Coral Reef” and Big Sky “Sunset.”

However, I must say I can always count on the traditional echinacea ‘White Swan’ to brighten my day one way or the other!

Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’ shines nicely by caryopteris clandonensis ‘Dark Knight.’

I’m thinking about adding echinacea ‘Tomato Soup,’ ‘Hot Papaya’ and ‘Tiki Torch.’

How about you?  Does your garden get a little coneflower crazy in mid-summer?  Do you have experience growing the hybrids I’m thinking of adding?  If so, I’d like to hear the good and not so good.  What is your favorite echinacea variety?

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