Saturday, 20 September 2008

Echinacea Purpurea

5"X7" Oil on board

Otherwise know as Purple Coneflower. According to Wikipedia, the genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning "spiny," due to the spiny central disk. The plant is native to eastern and central North America and this is the same plant that has become well known for its use in herbal cold remedies.
The soil in our garden is very sandy and the only things that seem to thrive are the natives, black-eyed susan, columbine, jerusalem artichokes, michaelmas daisies. I don't have any echinacea yet, but I saw this in the market today and decided to grab it before it gets to late to plant. I suspect it will do well.

$75 - Please contact me for more information.