Pegplant’s Post Gardening Newsletter is a free, local monthly newsletter. Each edition lists between 50 – 100 local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles, news, and tips specific to the DC metro area. Enter your e-mail here to subscribe. Pegplant’s Post always has a giveaway, an opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product – a benefit for subscribers only. For the upcoming May 2022 issue, the giveaway is an echinacea or coneflower plant from Must Have Perennials.
Must Have Perennials is a brand born from the Blooms of Bressingham. For 25 years, Must Have Perennials has been connecting breeders and their plants to a network of experienced propagators, growers, and retailers to bring new perennial plants to gardeners. The Must Have Perennial brand brings new, innovative perennials to the market, including the well-known geranium Rozanne. Every Must Have Perennials variety has been trialed and tested throughout the country. These trials establish reliability and excellent garden performance to ensure success for gardeners.
The giveaway is one Echinacea Lovely Lolly which is a coneflower with frilly, pink-red flowers about 3 inches wide. The plant grows to about 2 feet high in full bloom. Hardy to Zone 6, this perennial prefers full sun and is drought resistant when established. It blooms from summer to fall. If you leave the seed heads in the fall, the plant will provide food for birds.