Big Sky™ Series from the Saul Brothers
There were coneflowers before the Big Sky™ series, and there certainly have been coneflowers after them, but the Saul Brothers changed how we think about color in this genus.
Echinaceas always had other pignments to extend their color range, but the Saul Brothers reached in and brought out cultivar after cultivar of new colors: orange, gold, yellow, cleaner reds and purples, bi-colors. They showed how flexible and versitle the plants could really be.
Other breeders have taken up the challenge, but years after their introduction, five of the Saul Brothers cultivars remain listed in our Top Ten most-requested echinaceas, competing with classics like Kim’s Knee High and Magnus.