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Echinacea BIG SKY Series (12/4)

ht: 24-30 in. tall
lc: dark green
or: Richard Saul, ItSaul Nurseries, GA USA as hybrids of E. purpurea x E. paradoxa
in: ItSaul Nurseries 2005
photos, history: Cone Crazy (online catalog 2004)
cultivars:

Echinacea purpurea HARVEST MOON 'Matthew Saul' (5/5)

ht: 50cm
fc: rays orangish-yellow, disk orange
fd: capitulum (head) to 4.0 in. wide
lu: blooms have cutflower life of up to 2 weeks
or: Bobby Saul, ItSaul Plants
in: US trade Fall 2006.

Echinacea MANGO MEADOWBRITE 'CBG Cone 3'(8/4)

fc: rays light golden-orange or orange tinged yellow, a mango-like shade
or: Chicago Botanic Garden c. 2003 as mutation from tissued cultured ORANGE MEADOWBRITE, lacking the
or: strong reddish-orange pigment layer. Contrary to some silly internet rumors, ORANGE MEADOWBRITE did not
or: revert or prove unstable, causing the immediate need for two marketing names. It is a stable mutation to date (8/2004).

Echinacea ORANGE MEADOWBRITE 'Art's Pride' (7/3)

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Trial Gardens, Park Seed Company, Greenwood SC USA. July 2004. These plants did not impress too much, being paler and more narrow rayed
than expected from photos on the Chicago Botanical Garden website. In fairness, the plants here are just first year flowering stock and one could
hope for more robustness and floriferous attributes down the road. That said, a few people growing it will not be delighted if they are hoping for
orange hues in the richness of Gaillardia and Zinnia.

fc: rays reddish-orange, a true color breakthrough, more red in the bud stage
ff: slight spicy orange scent
lc: dark green
or: Chicago Botanic Garden c. 2002 from E. purpurea, paradoxa, and perhaps other germplasm. This is, we believe, the first of various
or: new color hybrids from this breeding program.

Echinacea 'Paranoia' (E. paradox x E. purpurea)(9/3)

ht: 10 in. tall x 12 in. wide
fc: rays light-medium yellow, angled about 40 degrees when mature, slghtly irregular, apex usually cut into 1-3 segments, disk brown
frq: sterile to date, no seeds
or: Richard Saul, Saul Nursery, GA USA mid-1990's as hybrid seed. Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery selected this clone
pat: US PPAF
in, so: Plant Delights Nursery (Fall 2003 Catalog: 13, with color photo)

Echinacea purpurea 'Abendsonne'

ht: shorter than species typical
fc: rays cerise pink

Echinacea purpurea 'Alaska' (11/4)

ht: 50cm
fc: rays white
lt: older leaf duration higher than 'Alba'
in: deMorgan Mursery, introduced 2004, derived from 'Alba'

Echinacea purpurea 'Alba'

fc: rays white
eval: the original white. New variants like 'White Luster' and 'White Swan' are larger-flowered.
eval: 'Cygnet White' is the most short white to date (2002). 'Alaska' is also sold as a replacement for this name.

Echinacea purpurea 'Amado'

ht: 36 in.
fc: pure white
prop: seed strain
lu: companion color for 'Bravado'
in: first seen in 2001 catalogs.

Echinacea purpurea 'Augustkonigen' ('August King')(6/01)

ht: 85cm
ha: compact
fc: rays reddish-purple with pewter overlay
ft: rays horizontal
fd: inflor. larger than species typical
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado'

ht: 24-36 in.
fc: rays rose pink
ft: rays horizontal, not reflexed or drooping
fd: larger than most cultivars

Echinacea purpurea 'Bressingham' ('Bressingham Hybrids')

ht: 120cm
fc: similar to 'Robert Bloom' but more variation among seedlings
prop: seed strain of 'Robert Bloom'

Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star' ('Leuchstern')

ht: 48 in.
fc: rays rose-red, brighter than 'The King', disk maroon or dark red

Echinacea purpurea 'Clio'

ns: a listed name from Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd. and entered in the RHS trials.
eval: one US trial stated this strain had the highest biomass of major horticultural cultivars.

Echinacea purpurea 'Crimson Star' ('Springbrook's Crimson Star')

ht: 24-36 in.
fc: bright crimson-red, fading pinkish with darker base. It is sold as non-fading but it does.
ft: rays horizontal, not drooping or reflexed
or: Springbrook Gardens

Echinacea purpurea 'Cygnet White' ('Cygnet')

ht: 15-24 in. - usually closer to 20 in.
fc: white
lu: suitable for use with 'Kims Knee High' to provide two colors in
lu: low stature in the foreground.
prop: also sold in seed strain form so it can vary. Can bloom the first year from seed.
aw: Perennial Plant of the Year 1998

Echinacea purpurea [dark stemmed form]

st: dark maroon red, showy
in: Four Seasons Nursery, UK. c. 2001

Echinacea purpurea 'Diana'

or: Magnus Nielson
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'Earliest of All'

fc: rays rose purple
bt: earlier than species typical
ns: this type of likely to become outdated epithet is not permitted in
ns: modern cultivar names.
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'Elton King' (6/01)

ht: 60cm - shorter than most cultivars.
ha: highly branched
fc: rays clear reddish-purple
bt: earlier than most cultivars (July in UK)
ft: star-like rays
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Fancy Frills' (10/4)

ht: 30 in.
ft: rays double normal quantity, shaggy and frilly effect
fc: rays light pink, disk darker red
ff: scented
so, ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2004), introduced 2005

Echinacea purpurea 'Forncett Foremost' (5/3)

ht: 90cm
fc: rays light pinkish-purple, disk orange
ft: rays more horizontal than 'Forncett Parasols' based on website photo
fd: large by modern standards
or, so: Four Seasons Perennials (online catalog 2003)

Echinacea purpurea 'Forncett Parasols' (5/3)

ht: 90cm
fc: rays light pinkish-purple
ft: rays slightly drooping, as in a parasol effect
or, so: Four Seasons Perennials (online catalog 2003)

Echinacea purpurea 'Foxy Foxtrot' (11/02)

fc: rays white
ph, so:
CNB (online catalog 2002)

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' (11/3)

ht: 40 in.
ha: strongly branched compared to older whites
fc: rays white
fd: very large heads
ft: rays mostly horizontal, wide and overlapping for a good effect
ff: well scented
in,ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2003, introduced 2004)

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Edge'

fc: rays white, some green in it
in: listed in Germany.

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Eyes' (10/4)

fc: rays medium pink, disk flowers orangish-red with a green center at 50-70% of disk surface
so, ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2004), introduced 2005

Echinacea purpurea 'Greenheart' (6/01)

fc: apparently green centered
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Hope' (10/4)

ht: 16 in.
fc: rays light pink, a very subtle and compatible color
ff: scented
so, ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2004), introduced 2005

Echinacea purpurea 'Kims Knee High'

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Trial Gardens, Park Seed Company, Greenwood, SC USA. July 2004.

ht: 24 in.
fc: rose-pink
ft: rays well reflexed
prop: vegetatively only to maintain size.
or: Kim Hawks of Niche Gardens, NC USA
in: Niche Gardens c. 1997

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Mophead' (9/00)

fc: rays white with greenish disk
or: Sunny Border Nursery from 'Kim's Knee High'
pat: PPAF
so:
Walters Gardens

Echinacea purpurea 'Leuchstern' = 'Bright Star'

 

Echinacea purpurea 'Little Giant' (7/3)

ht: 16 in. - dwarf
ha: stems very strong and compact
fc: rays reddish-purple, richly colored, disk orange
ft: rays overlapping well, slightly ruffled
fd: heads to 5.0 in. wide
eval: said to be improved over 'Kim's Knee High' in overall appearance and particularly in the floral features.
in,ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2003, introduced 2004)

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

ht: 24-48 in. - reported vary but usually one of the taller ones
fc: rays dark but bright pink, a good shade lacking purple tints
ft: rays more horizontal
aw: Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 1998 - once agan they are
aw: very late on the trend.
eval: a good plant but is can self-seed and prove a nuisance on some sites. It
eval: now considered that 'Ruby Giant' is a better entity.
or: Magnus Nilsson, Sweden

Echinacea purpurea 'Moerheim'

ht: 1m tall - larger than many selections
fc: rays rose purple
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'Morgenrote' ('Morning Red')

fc: rays rose-lilac with light orange cone
bt: earlier
ft: rays wider, held horizontal
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'Nana' = 'Weinrich'

 

Echinacea purpurea 'New Colewell'

ha: compact
fc: rays purplish red with greenish-bronze cone
fd: heads 15-20cm wide
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella' (6/01)

ht: 60cm - shorter
fc: rays reddish-purple
ft: rays narrower
or: Jan Spruyt 1996 as 'Abendstern' seedling
in: Jan Spruyt 1998
li: Hertle, B. 1999. Newly registered cultivars of hardy perennials. ISU.

Echinacea purpurea 'Pixie' (5/5)

ht: 25cm - dwarf
fc: rays pink, disk orangish-red
in: Fall 2006 worldwide
web: Greenteam (online website 2005, with color photo)

Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Frost' (10/02)

lc: margined white
fc: rose-pink as 'Bravado'
fd: 4.0 in.
or: Alan Costa c. 1999 as sport from 'Bravado'
ph, in, so:
Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog 2002), introduced 2003

Echinacea purpurea 'Razzamatazz' (11/02)

fc: carmine-pink, center greenish
ft: very large, full anemone-like center, these petals very fringed. The normal outer
ft: rays occur at the base but are almost unneeded so full is the center.
ns: it should be noted there is an Echincea health drink called "Razzamatazz" and
ns: it is likely unrelated.
ph, so:
CNB (online catalog 2002)

Echinacea purpurea 'Red Cone'

ha: strong stems, weather resistant form
fc: rays reddish-carmine
in: Yvonne's Plants c. 2001 (online catalog 2001)

Echinacea purpurea 'Robert Bloom'

ht: 48 in.
ha: vigorous, erect
fc: rays carmine-purple, disk orange-brown
ft: rays wider than species typical
or: Alan Bloom, Bressingham Gardens, UK
prop: vegetative clone. The seed strain based on it is called 'Bressingham'

Echinacea purpurea 'Rosenelfe' ('Rosenelf')

ht: 80-100 cm
fc: bright purplish-pink
or: Alfred Weinreich of Floragarten c. 1963 as seedling
in: originator 1997
li: Sieber, J. 1997. Newly registered cultivars of hardy herbaceous
li: perennials. Int. Hardy Plt. Union 1996-97 Yearbook: 77
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Rougham Hybird' (11/02)

ht: 100cm
fc: crimson red, dark mahogany disk
fd: larger heads than species typical
or, so:
Rougham Hall Nurseries (online catalog 2002)

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'

ht: 70cm
fc: rays dark carmine red. Disk center dark brown.
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern' ('Ruby Star')

ht: 90-110cm - Cotswold Garden Flowers online catalog 2001 says 55cm.
fc: red to ruby red
ft: rays held in horizontal position, rather short, appearing star-like as inflor.
or: Alfred Weinreich of Floragarten c. 1963 as seedling
in: originator 1997. Sold widely by
Jelitto since 2000.
li: Sieber, J. 1997. Newly registered cultivars of hardy herbaceous
li: perennials. Int. Hardy Plt. Union 1996-97 Yearbook: 77
eval: many experts consider this the best true red cultivar to date (2001). That said,
eval: some now consider Heim's 'Ruby Giant' to be better still.
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' (7/01)

ht: 30 in. tall x 24 in. wide
fc: rays rich ruby red, sometimes with greyish tints.
fd: heads to 7 in. wide
ft: rays horizontal
or: selected from 'Rubinstern' and "cleaned up" via tissue culture
eval: superior to 'Rubinstern' and 'Magnus', particularly their seed grown
eval: variations.
or: by Terra Nova Nur.
in: Terra Nova Nur., Tigard OR USA 2001
photo, wholesale source:
Terra Nova

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' = 'Rubinstern'

 

Echinacea purpurea 'Satellite Mixed' (12/4)

fc: rays white or pink, depending on the seedling, cones mostly golden-brown
in: Unwins, UK c. 2003

Echinacea purpurea 'Stina'

ht: 90cm
fc: carmine-red
ft: rays held horizontal
fd: heads 12cm wide
rai: regarded as an improvement over 'Magnus'
or: Rolf Offenthal 1992 as seedling of 'Magnus'
in: originator 1998
li: Sieber, J. 1997. Newly registered cultivars of hardy herbaceous
li: perennials. Int. Hardy Plt. Union 1996-97 Yearbook: 77

Echinacea purpurea 'Taplow Crimson'

fc: rays crimson red
bt: July (UK)
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'Tearoom Tango' (11/02)

fc: rays white, tipped green
ft: rays narrower and distinctly rolled at the tips.
ph, so:
CNB (online catalog 2002)

Echinacea purpurea 'The King'

ht: 36 in.
fc: rays rose-red, disk brown

Echinacea purpurea 'Verbesserter Leuchstern'

ns: listed by Beeches Nursery 2001 apart from 'Leuchstern', without description.

Echinacea purpurea 'Vintage Wine (10/01)

ht: 120cm
fc: rays dark wine red
ft: rays horizontal
lc: dark green
pat: PPAF
source, photo:
Future Plants

Echinacea purpurea 'Waltzing Mathilda' (11/02)

fc: rays white
ft: rays extremely narrow, linear, their apex fringed and incised into 2-3 segments.
ph, so:
CNB (online catalog 2002)

Echinacea purpurea 'Weinrich' ('Nana')

ht: apparently shorter as the name 'Nana' was in use for it
or: Alfred Weinrich 1985
so: listed as rare by
NCCPG Pink Sheet

Echinacea purpurea 'White Nathalie' (11/3)

ns: listed name by the ISU 2000 for Monique Dumas-Quesnel. Not internet or catalog listing known (2003)

Echinacea purpurea 'White Luster' ('White Lustre')

ht: 30 in.
fc: rays white, disk yellowish-brown
ft: rays reflexed
or: US
ns: being of American origin it should not be spelled in the Europe way.

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

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Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio. Summer 2003. There are few places where perennials and model trains associate so well together. Here
'White Swan' and the species dwarfing the locomotive as in some land that time forgot. But if one believes all the hype about future Echinacea breeding
programs, no doubt there will be capitula a full ten feet across and in all colors of the rainbow.

ht: 18-30 in. - size varies, often shorter than 'White Luster'
fd: rays pure white, cone bronze or brownish. New flowers are quite green.
ft: rays drooping nicely and uniformly so it gives a good effect.
fd: heads 3-4 in. wide
ff: said to have a stronger, honey-like scent
in: Thompson & Morgan
prop: sold also as seed strain. Blloms in as little as 16 weeks from seed.

Echinacea tenneseensis 'Rocky Top' ('Rocky Top Hybrids') (11/3)

ht: 24 in.
fc: rays dark red
ft: rays slightly uncurving at first
ls: more lanceolate than E. purpurea cultivars - this look is very impressive
ch: USDA 4
in: Jelitto.com (online catalog 2003) as hybrid seed strain