Coneflower frenzy at Wildflower Center


What better greeting than a plethora of purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)? The ballerina-skirted beauties are brightening the entry to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center right now. Like Dr. Seussian trees, several multi-trunked Yucca rostrata stand behind them, adding shimmery drama.


The long view


Needle-sharp gray agaves — Agave neomexicana, I think — and grasses add starburst forms but vastly different textures to this beautiful, early-summer scene.

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13 Responses

  1. Alison says:

    What fun to see such a large swath of a favorite flower that also grows in abundance up here in the rainy PNW! So often I see unfamiliar plants on your blog, it’s nice to know so many plants do indeed tie us together.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      There are probably more than we both realize. But I know what you mean and feel the same way when I read blogs from the PNW. :). —Pam

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Very pretty and cheerful. The pink plays very well with the silvery blue of the yuccas and agaves.

  3. Love these pictures, Pam! The contrast between the flowers and the yuccas and agaves looks so unique. My coneflowers are covered with buds; I expect a big show in another week or two, so this just whet my appetite more.

  4. Pam/Digging says:

    It’s coneflower season! —Pam

  5. Heather/xericstyle says:

    What a scene! My coneflowers are having a great year too, awesome spring we have had this year, eh?!

  6. Beth Hamaty says:

    Been the best year for my coneflowers. The hail didn’t get them.

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