Some coneflowers have excellent fall color? Echinacea Cone-fections™ ‘Milkshake’ does. Not only does it look great all summer, but it feeds the birds with its bountiful seeds, and then – to top it off – it has brilliant spaghetti squash-yellow fall color.
What’s not to love about a plant named Milkshake anyway? Not only is it my all-time favorite coneflower, but it has incredible fall color. It’s quite possibly coneflower perfection.
The plant is also very sturdy and strong. Each mature plant holds 40-50 blooms (the same ones since early June…) high with great confidence and no sign of flopping. The blooms are large and fully double, and they are almost true white, with a hint of french vanilla milkshake-y-ness.
Read more about Milkshake here.
What other perennials have great fall color? How about heucheras (coral bells), tiarellas (foam flowers) and their hybrid cousins heucherellas (foamy bells)? Some of them have brilliant fall color, like our Heucherella ‘Infinity’. not only does it bloom until – well – it’s STILL blooming, so I’m not really sure when it will stop – hence the name – Infinity -, but the chocolatey-purple foliage turns maroon,orange and pink when the temps drop.
This new foamy bell – a hybrid of a coral bell (Heuchera sp.) and a foam flower (Tiarella sp.) is sure to please even the most discerning gardener. From the breeding program at Ab-Cultivars in the Netherlands, we bring you this amazing new heucherella that blooms to infinity and beyond.
Infinity has large, dark, chocolate colored, velvety leaves that work together to form a mounding, bushy perennial, making a statement in any garden. The deeply lobed, matte finished leaves look as if they’ve been covered in dark chocolate cocoa powder. Creamy pink buds open to cream colored flowers on two foot spikes that bloom continuously from the end of May to late fall.
Read more about Infinity here.
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