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Coneflower

Echinacea 'Double ScoopTM Cranberry' PP24,769; US7,982,110

Large, double flowers with a cranberry-red center cushion surrounded by flared, ray petals.

A new series of Coneflower bred to produce well-branched, sturdy and compact plants with excellent hardiness. This selection produces large, double flowers with a cranberry-red centre cushion and flared, ray petals. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds. Dried seed heads also add interest to the winter garden. USPP#24769: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer, Blooms late spring

Mature Height:

22-24 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.