Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea

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ECHINACEA (Coneflower) Zone 3

A North American native. Produces a daisy flower with pronounced central cone. They make a bold statement in a sunny border or an open meadow. Recent smaller varieties are excellent in small gardens and containers.

This first year flowering perennial reportedly keeps on blooming without having to be deadheaded, though you may still want to trim back spent flowers to maintain a tidy appearance.

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

Cheyenne Spirit Shades of red, orange, purple, scarlet, cream, yellow and white. Extremely well branched plants. First year only 18” in height. Mix Green July-Oct. 22-30” high 18” spread

Double Scoop Mandrin Features fully double flowers with brilliant, non-fading color. Mandarin produces large, double, mandarin orange flowers. Orange Green July-Sept. 20-23”high 16-18” spread

Mellow Yellows Mixture of creamy, lemon, and dark yellow Yellow Green June-Oct. 30” high 16” spread

Pallida This Ontario native coneflower has pale purple coloured flowers that have very slender, drooping petals and a clumping habit similar to the more common Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea.) It blooms from April until late June and when planted with Echinacea purpurea, provides many weeks of garden interest. Excellent pollinator plant!

PowWow Wildberry Plants form a midsized mound of coarse dark-green leaves, bearing large daisy flowers with magenta-pink petals surrounding an orange-brown central cone by midsummer. Excellent variety! Rose Green April-June 22” high 14” spread 

PowWow™ Wild Berry Coneflower Echinacea purpurea PowWow™ Wild Berry Fantastic new perennial produces brilliantly coloured blooms on well-branched plants. Easy to maintain without having to deadhead, continues to bloom all season right up to frost. A butterfly and bee magnet and great for cut flowers, it is adaptable to just about any climate.

PowWow White An outstanding, seed grown cultivar that blooms all season with a profusion of white flowers over a compact plant. White Green April-June 22” high 14” spread

Coral Craze Echinacea Echinacea 'Coral Craze' Large coral pink flower open in midsummer, on sturdy, well-branched, compact growing plants. Flowers are irresistible to butterflies and other pollinators and the cones provide a food source for song birds.

Green Twister A unique colour combination. The outer edge of the petals are yellow-green and bleed into a pale, lilac-pink in the centre, surrounding a bronze cone. Yellow-green Green July-Sept. 32” high 12-14” spread

White Swan Buttermilk petals around a greenish yellow centre. White Green July-Sept. 30” high 24” spread

Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower Echinacea x hybrida 'Balsomsed' PPAF The Sombrero™ series was bred and selected to have well-branched, sturdy and compact foliage with tons of buds. These sturdy, compact plants have proven hardiness for years of enjoyment. Produces an abundant number of bright, rich-red flowers in summer to fall.

Hot Papaya Coneflower Spicy orange pom-pom blooms are supported by thick, maroon stems and held high above deep green, lush foliage. The flowers do not fade, are unusually uniform in colour and bloom from June to August on well-branched stems. Asexual propagation prohibited.

More Information: Perennial Catalogue