Zones: 3 to 8
Size: 2 to 3' tall, 2' wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Purple flowers in summer. The center of the flower is brown with pink to purple petals radiating from it. Leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, serrated, to 8" long with short hairs. No need for additional fertilizer. May naturalize. Good cut flowers. Attract butterflies. Japanese Beetle may be a problem. Deadheading encourages rebloom although most will rebloom without. Heat and humidity tolerant, also drought tolerant and will grow in poor soils.
'Pink Poodle' - PP#19428 - large pink flowers, upright
'Green Jewel' - PP#18678 - light green ray florets
'Rubinglow' - deep pink ray florets
- Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado'
- Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue'
- Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight'
- Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' ('Rubinstern')
- Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Published in Methodus (Moench) 591 in 1794.
Native to the central US.
- Echinacea 'Amber Mist'
- Echinacea x 'Flame Thrower'
- Echinacea laevigata (C.L.Boynton & Beadle) S.F. Blake
- Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow White'
I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in April 2011 and planted it in the One of Everything garden in front. It was not doing well so I moved it to the perennial garden and it flourished for a while but died out in early summer 2012.