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Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow® Wild Berry'

Showy rose-purple daisy-like blooms on loose clumps of healthy foliage. This one is a heavy bloomer.

A distinctive selection from PanAm Seed Co. of the Purple Coneflower, one of our most popular native wildflowers. Plants form a midsized mound of coarse dark-green leaves, bearing large daisy flowers with magenta-pink petals surrounding an orange-brown central cone by midsummer. Beautiful companion to E. purpurea ?Pow Wow White?. Coneflowers are sturdy and easy-care perennials that perform best in a sunny location. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Outstanding for cutting. Removing faded flowers regularly will greatly increase the blooming period. Leaving dried seed heads on the plants at the end of the season will provide food for wintering birds and add interest to the winter garden. They're also useful in dried arrangements. Plants may be easily divided in early spring. Any seedlings that appear can also be moved at that time. An All-America Selections Winner for 2010.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer, Blooms late spring

Mature Height:

16-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-10 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.