From the UK's Anthony Brooks, gardener at Elton Hall, comes Echinacea 'Elton Knight', the newest in the current coneflower procession. E. 'Elton Knight' was one of only three coneflowers to receive the prestigious Award of Garden Merit in the Royal Horticultural Echinacea trials (2003). In our trials, E. 'Elton Knight' stands apart not for its color, which is typical pinkish lavender, but for its sturdy 2' tall compact architectural habit and great branching. The flower stalks are topped in summer with 5" wide flower heads of nice outwardly held petals. E. 'Elton Knight' is named for Thomas Andrew Knight, a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society.