Echinacea purp. (Coneflower)
Echinacea 'Cone-fections Southern Belle'
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Echinacea purp. 'Cone-fections™ Southern Belle'

Coneflower

Plant Type: Perennials

Patent: ppaf

Bright magenta-pink double flowers, flat outer ray petals appear to hold up the fully double centers, extreme vigor with exceptional long bloom time, perhaps the most floriferous selection to date.

  • Bright double magenta-pink flowers
  • Blooms all summer
  • Compact form, very floriferous
Item # Unit Pack Size  
4519175 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing

Height:

30-36 Inches

Zone:

4-9

Echinacea

Common Name: Coneflower

Echinacea (Coneflower) have always been a mainstay in the sunny perennial garden. Their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years due to intensive breeding programs that have produced fatastic new colors and introduced double and semi-double forms. They tolerate of a wide range of conditions, including heat and drought tolerance. Plant in full sun in average soil. Attractive cone heads add winter interest and are good for dried arrangements.

Plant: Center in pot and plant crown at or just below the soil surface. If planting plugs, make sure plug trays have been watered prior to transplanting. This will ensure quicker and more even root penetration into the surrounding new soil. If plugs are root bound, loosen the roots in the lower third of the plug prior to transplanting.

Grow: Grow in full sun at 55 - 60F minimum night temperatures. After growth appears, fertilize with 200 ppm Nitrogen every 7-10 days. Too much fertilizer can lead to root and crown rots.

Lightning: For early spring plantings, Echinacea will finish quicker if grown under long days. Provide supplemental night interruption light for a minimum of 14 hours light

PGR's: Most commercially available plant growth regulators are effective in controlling plant height. Consult label instructions.

Diseases: Mostly susceptible to botrytis, pythium, and aster yellow. Use preventive fungicides and good cultural practices to reduce susceptibility.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attributes

Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Good Container Plant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Winter