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Barton Springs Nursery

3601 Bee Cave Road  I  Austin, Texas 78746

Echinacea

September 8, 2016

Echinacea is well known as an herbal supplement, but here in central Texas we love it as a gorgeous native wildflower that brings so much cheer to the garden. It is native only to north America but is now recognized and cultivated worldwide. It's spiny orange central cone gives it it's name (from the Greek echinos meaning hedgehog) and much of it's beauty, when coupled with a multitude of petal colors it is a real garden standout. Newer forms are emerging that are quite interesting and keep us plant lovers fascinated such as white swan, rubinstern red, cheyenne spirit and double decker (which looks like a headless hula dancer!)

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