Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin'
I seem to be making a habit of talking to elderly ladies in garden centres - I hope that they don't complain that they were pestered by a mad woman in a yellow coat. Anyway, the lovely lady yesterday spoke to me first so I was not entirely at fault. She was very tall and slightly stooped, probably because of the enormous camera around her neck. Definitely a card carrying member of the Dahlia Paparazzi. We had an intense discussion on the merits of Penstemon and I know that I should have admitted that I do not like Penstemon but she was very enthusiastic and perhaps it is the next new thing, one should always keep an open mind. Looking slightly guilty as she put another plant in her basket she confessed that her husband had just gone back to the garden to take more photos. I wished her luck smuggling her stash home.