Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue'

Meringue Coneflower

Flowers

Flowers


Patents: PP#20537

Family: Compositae

Genus: Echinacea

Parent: Echinacea purpurea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 18" tall, 8" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Upright, compact habit, up to 8 basal branches per plant. Large, pom-pom shaped flowers with cream to pale yellow-green ray florets and yellow-green disc florets. Deer resistant. Blooms in mid to late summer.

History: 

Introduced as part of a breeding program in Ijesselstein and Zuldwolde, Netherlands by Arie Blom. Patent application filed in 2008.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon from Laymans in September 2011 and planted it in the perennial bed. No sign of it in spring 2014.


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