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|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||
18" / 22" / 25"
|Most Active Growing Season|
Average soil, coarse and slightly mineral soils are best
75 – 100 ppm
Dormant in Winter, Dormancy Over Winter
Dry moderately between waterings
It has great red, shuttlecock-shape flowers, excellent upright, well-branched habit, large dark cones.
Use in mass plantings, mixed beds, front or middle of the border. Great cut flower.
|Finish Time to 4"||
6 – 8 weeks
Plants shipped in fall require winter protection. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container if you receive the plants in the fall. Grow with 50 – 55° F nights and 55 – 65° F days. Facultative Long Day plant. Daylength extension up to 16 hrs. has proven beneficial for promoting flowering. Low pH can be fatal.
Sometimes it comes all together in an Echinacea – wonderful habit, compact size, and charming, red shuttlecock-shaped flowers that look like they want to fly away! Dark cones add to the appeal of this wonder. Attracts butterflies in summer and seed hunting birds in the fall. Mix with Rudbeckia for a great combo.