Echinacea 'Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella' ppaf


A great addition to the Butterfly™ series, opens tangerine-orange and matures to a stunning raspberry pink. Compact and free-branching plants with sturdy stems, blooms mid-summer to late fall.

  •  · Tangerine-orange flowers mature to raspberry pink
  •  · Blooms all summer
  •  · Compact form, free branching


15-18 in


18-24 in



Echinacea 'Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea purpurea 'Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella'


Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Good Container Plant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer / Early Fall


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 fantastic new colors and introduced double and semi-double forms. They tolerate a wide range of conditions, including heat and drought. 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 quick and 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 rot.

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.

Growing & Maintenance Tips

Grow in well-drained soil, avoid winter wet.

More About Butterfly™ Series

From the breeders at AB-Cultivars, introduced by Plants Nouveau. More compact with huge single flowers and strong sturdy stems, these intensely colored selections are vigorous growers and bloom all summer.