Monday, October 03, 2005

Fabulous Freaks

This echinacea started itself this year. I almost pulled it up because it was in a place that I didn't want it and I had so many other echinacea already growing. Once again, something stopped me. I am glad that I left it because I almost bought an echinachea that had this horizontal petal feature, and now I don't have to! The flowers keep their petals horizontal to the very end too. It is even better than the ones that I almost bought since the flowers are over twice the size of normal echinachea as well. They are HUGE!

11 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

They are very photogenic too. P.S. I thought of you this weekend because we went to the West Coast of Vancouver Island and there where Gunnera everywhere. Even at gas stations. It was crazy.

10/03/2005 10:50 PM  
Blogger OldRoses said...

You still have eninacea? Mine finished ages ago. I just have seedheads.

10/03/2005 11:30 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Yeah, Sandy, I have Gunnera envy. ;)

OldRoses, Yes, these are still blooming. We are supposed to get frost soon, so they won't be around too much longer.

10/04/2005 12:16 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Is that Magnus? Or is it something newer?

Do you know?

10/04/2005 11:55 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Jenn, they are a mutant from my regular purple echinacea. But they do look like Magnus, though.

10/05/2005 8:20 AM  
Blogger crazygramma said...

They are great mine are still blooming as well.

10/05/2005 12:28 PM  
Blogger Sabine said...

Those are beautiful. The leaves look so green and fresh, too. My echinacea is the droopy kind but it's never seeded itself.

10/05/2005 11:14 PM  
Blogger jac said...

Lovely

10/10/2005 6:59 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

thanks everyone. These are STILL blooming and it is the 19th of October!!

10/19/2005 4:46 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Very pretty indeed. I think I like them better than the 'normal' ones.

10/22/2005 7:15 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Alice, me too. I have been meaning to get this type for a few years. It's so nice when my garden just does stuff on its own.

10/22/2005 10:19 PM  

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