Blood orange coneflowers? Could it be the best news of the season for US gardners in Zones 4 - 9? I do believe so!
Created by botanist Jim Ault, PhD (of the Chicago Botanic Garden) after seven years of development, these breakthrough blossoms—sure to be making a splashing debut in gardens across the country—are a hybrid of two strains of the always popular purple coneflower. Party bonus factor: this new plant is drought resistant!
Break out the hoe, yo.Posted by joyolivia at May 5, 2004 12:47 PM