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|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||
20" / 30" / 26"
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Average soil, coarse and slightly mineral soils are best
75 – 100 ppm
Dormant in Winter, Dormancy Over Winter
Dry moderately between waterings
Compared to 'Hot Lava', it has larger flowers and the flower color changes from red to orange to coral to pink.
Middle of the border, mixed beds, parking strips, fence lines, good cut flower.
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6 – 8 weeks
Flower color deepens during cool weather conditions. One of top ten perennials in the 2011-12 trials at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
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.
Echinacea ‘Mama Mia’
Very large red orange flowers. Flower color changes from red to orange to coral to pink. A designer color. Nice big habit and long bloom time. Use en masse for the border, in a mixed bed, and as a cut flower. One of top ten perennials in the 2011-12 trials at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.