Lexington Close To Having An Official Flower

Sep 11, 2019

Purple Coneflower
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It’s not finalized, but it looks very likely that the Purple Coneflower is about to become Lexington’s official flower.  Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton Tuesday announced results of community voting.

In the voting, the Purple Coneflower easily beat out Catmint and Blue Salvias.  Lexington’s America in Bloom President Ann Garrity says there are benefits to having an official flower. “It creates a point of community pride.  It can draw a community together in some ways.  The cities that have those can build festivals around them, see them in mass plantings everywhere,” said Garrity.                    

The public, 1,150 in all, voted on line from June 19th to July 19th.  The Lexington City Council is expected to make the choice official in the coming weeks through a resolution.

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