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Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower

Native to North America

Echinacea pallida is a sturdy unbranched perennial with slender lance-shaped leaves.  In summer plants are crowned by lovely daisy-like flowers with bold reddish central cones and slender drooping pale violet rays.  This low …

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Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer'

Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer'

Common Name: Hula Dancer cone flower

Native to North America (cultivar)

A favorite of Peit Oudolf, Echinacea pallida ‘Hula Dancer’ is a sturdy unbranched perennial with slender lance-shaped leaves.  In summer plants are crowned by lovely daisy-like flowers…

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Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Native to North America

Butterfly magnet, goldfinch love the seeds as well. Drought tolerant, tolerates wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Native to North America (cultivar)

A violet red selection with horizontal petals. Tolerates a wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: White coneflower

Native to North America (cultivar)

A white selection of purple coneflower.

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Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Common Name: Tennessee coneflower

Native to North America

No longer an endangered species, it may now be propagated, but since you've all come to know it as Rocky Top, we will continue to grow it.  Flower's petals are held upright instead of drooping, lovely. Sturdy low maintenance perennial.  …

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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Common Name: Blue globe thistle

Native to Southeastern Europe

Striking silver spiney foliage is topped by vivid blue thistle flowers.  Pollinators and butterflies flock to the flowers and seed eating birds enjoy the seeds.  A dramatic upright addition to the garden.  Extremely drought to…

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Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name: Purple love grass

Native to North America

Eragrostis spectabilis is a warm season perennial grass with a phenomenal range of seasonal color and texture.  In spring, petite plants form a loose open mound of blue-green blades.  In summer, foliage is topped by attractive ne…

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Eryngium planum 'Blaukappe'

Eryngium planum 'Blaukappe'

Common Name: Blue cap sea holly

Native to Europe and Asia (cultivar)

Vivid blue flowers on sturdy upright wiry stems with spiny bracts and foliage. Bees love the flowers as much as you will in a vase, and with such a long flowering season, all will be happy.  Extremely salt tolerant.

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Eupatorium altissimum

Eupatorium altissimum

Common Name: tall thoroughwort, tall boneset

Native to North America

Rhizomatacious perennial native to dry upland prairies, open woods, thickets and clearnings.  Native from central-eastern and southeastern US from New York to Florida.  High salt tolerance.  Also deer, drought and junglo…

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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Common Name: Hyssop leaved boneset

Native to North America

Prefers to be on the dry side, great with grasses, and golden rods. 

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Euphorbia polychroma

Euphorbia polychroma

Common Name: Cushion spurge

Native to Central & southeastern Europe

Thrives in dry, well drained poor soils in full sun and becomes a cushion of green foliage topped by unusual yellowish green bracts.  Air pollution tolerant as well.  Sap is toxic to animals.  Trim after flowering as plants sel…

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Euthamia caroliniana

Euthamia caroliniana

Common Name: Slender goldentop

Native to North America

Appears very similar to  Euthamia graminifolia, or but the foliage is more narrow at only 1/8" wide.  The flowers are yellow and are clusted in arrays that can measure 1 foot across.  In the mid-Atlantic it flowers yellow from July to …

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