Echinacea 'Green Jewel'
Common Name: Coneflower
This incredibly unique Echinacea was discovered by Piet Oudolf and introduced through Future Plants. Light green ray petals surround the large, green cone of this fragrant coneflower. The plants have an upright habit and a height of just 20-24", so no staking is required.
Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.
Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.