A group of professional judges reviewed the 65 entries in the New Varieties Showcase at the 2022 Farwest trade show in Portland, Oregon the end of August. The judges were tasked with naming Best in Show and Award of Merit winners.

We are thrilled to report that Pretty Parasols Coneflower (Echinacea ‘JS Engeltje’), was designated an Award of Merit winner. This Concept Plants selection is low maintenance with strong stems that flower from July through November. Flowers appear one after another, not opening at the same time. Blooms appear at different heights, giving a “wild” look with multiple flowers on each stem.

Our grower partner and Farwest exhibitor Walla Walla Nursery Company offers Pretty Parasols in one gallon containers. A tip of the hat to Walla Walla for entering this tangibly different Echinacea and bringing attention to its superb flower power.