May 12, 2014
Echinacea 'Sunrise' and 'Sunset'
Echinacea 'Sunrise' and 'Sunset' are two of the showiest perennials we have ever seen. Bred by IT Saul in U.S., this is one of a series of amazing new coneflowers. With huge flowers and great colours, 'Sunset' has orange tones with roses and hints of blue undertone, wonderful reflexed petals and a huge 'cone.' 'Sunrise' is just a big sassy bright yellow. Both are easy to grow and will overwinter will in Ontario gardens. These plants will make a nice indoor cut flower as well as a great border plant. We like to plant them in groups of at least 5 plants - pick odd numbers to avoid planting in straight lines or squares. Typically about 50 cm tall in the garden - plant in full sun.