Echinacea purp. (Coneflower)
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Echinacea purp. 'Prairie Splendor™ Rose Compact'

Coneflower

Plant Type: Perennials

This coneflower will bloom earlier and longer than any other Echincea. Deep rose blooms on a well-branched, compact plant.

  • Blooms earlier and longer than other Echincea
  • Deep rose blooms
  • Well-branched and compact plant
Item # Pack Size  
4518965 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing
4118967 72 72 Cell Please Login for Pricing

Height:

20-24 in

Spread:

16-18 in

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

Soil Moisture Needs

Dry
Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies
Songbirds

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant

Attributes

Mass Plant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Re-Blooming

Growth Rate in the Garden

Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall
Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer / Early Fall
Summer
Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Winter