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Coneflower

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

The vivid colors of western prairies mingle in this first-year flowering coneflowers.

A hybrid coneflower, featuring single flowers in the first year. Petals are narrow, rolled or quilled in vivid shades of orange, red, rosy-red, yellow, purple and cream surrounding a large brown cone. Spectacular display from misummer to early fall. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders, massing and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Regularly remove faded blooms to promote continued flowering. Winner of both 2012 Fleuroselect Gold Medal and AAS for 2013. Bred by Kieft Seed.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer to fall

Mature Height:

25-31 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 68-70° F in 12-16 hour days to promote flowering. Remove initial buds to bulk up plants. Water moderately and allow plants to dry a little. Once actively growing, fertilize lightly. Echinacea do not like to be overly wet or over-fertilized. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist to dry well-drained soil in full sun but drought tolerant once established.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.