Wordless Wednesday – If I had to choose just one daisy-type flower to grow …

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It would probably be purple coneflowers, echinacea purpurea, otherwise known as the hedgehog coneflower.

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It comes in brilliant colours, but I adore its basic form. It’s perennial, so I get to enjoy it year after year. The flowers are long-lasting and upstanding. Plus, it’s loved by pollinators.

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It obviously tastes delicious!

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It can be a bit prickly on the feet though!

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Well, why do you think it got that common name?

What about you?

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13 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – If I had to choose just one daisy-type flower to grow …

  1. Pádraig says:

    Go h-álainn! I grew this from seed. Just one plant but I’ll try more soon.

  2. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous! That last image is great! 😃 Just one? Hmmm, I really couldn’t choose. But I do love Echinacea.

  3. shoreacres says:

    It’s always fun finding our natives, but there’s no question the garden varieties are beautiful — and attractive to the pollinators.The Red Admiral is one of my favorites, too — but that last photo! I want that one for my garden! I’m still laughing.

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    I do love my patch of coneflowers, always a hive of activity. I often will just stand there to watch it all, very therapeutic!

  5. Tina says:

    One of my absolute favorite perennials! Mine are mostly done for the spring, but there will be another bloom-up in October, or so. I’ve never heard them called hedgehog coneflowers, but like shoreacres, I’m from Texas and we’re sorely lacking in hedgehogs. Love your photos, especially that last one!

  6. 330sqft says:

    When I ran across this post in my reader, my eyes were drawn to the beautiful sea of purple. Awesome! I love coneflowers too!

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