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Coneflower

Echinacea 'SUPREME TM 'Cantaloupe'' PP24,897, COPF

Absolutely the color of a ripe cantaloupe! Excellent cut flower.

A hybrid Coneflower, featuring double flowers of coral and shrimp-pink with rosy-copper ray petals. Flowers have a lovely fragrance. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Attractive to butterflies. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. Leaving some spent blooms on the plants in the fall will provide food for wintering birds. Dried seed heads also provide interest in the winter garden. Part of the Supreme? Series from Terra Nova Nurseries, Oregon. USPP#24897: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

24-30 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. 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.