I think it is only fair for me to post pictures of this gorgeous echinacea even before the flower comes. This way , its variegated foliage gets the attention it truly deserves before we all become enamored by the pretty rose pink cone flower .. in other words too distracted to really appreciate how wonderful this awesome foliage is. For some strange reason I have not seen this one offered in our garden centers for two years now. I don't know why. I suppose I could ask about it. I'm just glad I found it a few years ago .. and that it put up with me moving it around the garden to find the right spot .. for now ? Is there anyone else out there that thinks this is a beautiful cone flower too ?