Notable for a dashing display of bold, daisy-like cut flowers and an easy-to-get-along-with personality, Echinacea is favored by beginning and experienced gardeners for its colorful yet indestructible nature. Sculpted with prominent raised central cones, the hefty flower heads of this summer-blooming perennial are lifted above the greenery on sturdy stems, which are firm enough to hold them without staking. Native to the eastern and central U.S., the dark green, lanceolate leaves are reminiscent of a close relative, Rudbeckia. Perfect in a perennial border or peppered throughout a meadow garden, Coneflower’s erect stalks complement the more relaxed look of other plants.
Offering a uniquely different floral presentation, this Echinacea’s large blooms consist of ethereally rayed, pale pink to purple petals delicately draped from a coppery-orange center. Narrow, toothless olive-green leaves clothe strong stems beneath the perfect-for-cutting flowers. Echinacea pallida’s staunch adaptable habit can be naturalized en masse, sprinkled in a cottage garden or added to a butterfly planting.
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 12" – 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Echinacea Big Sky™ ‘Sundown’
- Echinacea Big Sky™ ‘Sunrise’
- Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon™’
- Echinacea paradoxa
- Echinacea purpurea ‘Kims Knee High’
- Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’
- Echinacea purpurea ‘Pica Bella’
- Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star (Rubinstern)’
- Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’
- Echinacea tennesseensis ‘Rocky Top Hybrids’