Do you dare to be different? This aptly named American native species draws many butterflies with its stunning color variations in hues of pink, purple, orange, yellow, white and magenta. With both beauty and endurance, this mixture sparkles in the sunlight and is also drought-tolerant. Makes an excellent cut- or dried-flower arrangement. Grows 3-4', blooming summer to early fall. #1 field-grown plants. Zones 3-8 Echinacea Butterfly Hybrids.
Botanical Name: Echinacea Butterfly Hybrids Mix
Common Name: Coneflower
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 3 - 4'
Spread: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 - 8
Flowering Date: Summer onward
Duration: Several weeks
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: Yes
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: A relative of the sunflower, Butterfly Hybrid Coneflower mix features a bronze raised, orange - green and dark orange central cone surrounded by wide, flat drooping and rolled petals. The variety of colors is stunning. All hues of pink, dark to light shades of orange, fresh yellow, pure white and sometimes even red. It offers long midsummer blooms and also makes an excellent cut flower. Conflowers can be massed at the back of a perennial border or showcased as a single specimen. When the flower petals fade, the cones remain as decorative seedpods, sometime attracting seed-eating birds and butterflies. Daisy-like flowers, ideal for sunny borders, beds. After flowering, the petals can be removed and the cone dried for use in wreaths and dried flower arrangements. An easy to grow plant!
Flower Color: Light to dark Purple - Pink - light to dark orange - White - Yellow - magenta
Flower Form: Daisy-like with prominent cone center
Foliage Type: Mid green leaves are lanceolate, rough and slightly toothed
Pruning: Cut back spent flower stems to encourage further flowering.
Pruning Time: After flowering
Soil Requirement: Moist well drained soil. Once established it is drought tolerant.
Shipped: Field grown
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I have an abundance of purple and yellow after 4 years. I did have other colors the first year but somehow they disappeared.