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Sunday, 18 May 2008

Sparkler Echinacea OOPS ! .. NOT !

This is just a quickie post on "Sparkler" Echinacea. It has this amazing variegated foliage and beautiful pink flower colour.
I found mine a couple of years ago and have not seen any here in Kingston since. I wonder if it is being ignored in favor of all the new fragrant wow ! ones that are coming on the market. I admit to scooping up "Twilight" and "Summer Sky" along with "Vintage Wine" and
"Kim's Kneehigh" so far this year .. but I have always been fond of Sparkler in my collection too. Anyone else out there with this little gem ?
A friend has pointed out I made an oops ! with thinking Lorraine Sunshine heleopsis was my Sparkler echinacea .. this is true .. jeez ! .. I'm glad I realize now .. kind of red faced but now I know which is which ?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks extremely like my Lorraine Sunshine, or Sunshine Lorraine ... whatever. Your garden is fantastic.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Oh my ... you may have just knocked some brain cells together for me ! This may very well be my
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Lorraine Sunshine' .. holy smokes ! Thank you for making me THINK here .. I have Sparkler in the island bed with the apple tree .. my goof ! LOL ...

Anonymous said...

Me ... knowing more than you? I don't think so, Joy.
Rose

GardenJoy4Me said...

Rose .. you helped me out here girl .. thanks ! I guess in my mind I thought I moved Sparkler in that bed .. but didn't ! haha