I know I'm in the minority, as a gardener who doesn't really appreciate green flowers, but even I find Echinacea Purpurea 'Green Envy' good enough to eat. It reminds me of a purple creamsicle. And since the green portion of the petal slowly matures to magenta, you get a non-stop show of green, purple and magenta veining.
Echinacea Purpurea 'Green Envy' was developed by Mark Veeder, a gardener by hobby, with a day job in events marketing and public relations. The petal tips hold their green color for up to a month. Then the magenta streaks down in thin veining until the whole flower, center cone and all, takes on a purplish tone. An entire sequence of bloom from one plant!
Echinacea 'Green Envy' is as easy growing and free flowering as traditional coneflowers. It also makes a wonderful cut or dried flower, for arrangements.
- USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
- Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade
- Height: 30 - 36"
- Width: 18 - 24"
- Bloom Period: July - Fall
- Notes: Deer Resistant. Drought Tolerant.