Echinacea 'Mama Mia'Echinacea 'Mama Mia'

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.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 30″ / 26″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August, September, October

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Common Name

Coneflower

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Plant Series

Plant Type

US Patent #

PP23172

EU Grant #

EU38253

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

20" / 30" / 26"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

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Growth Rate

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Flowering Season

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Flower Color

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Leaf Color

Soil

Average soil, coarse and slightly mineral soils are best

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Nutritional Needs

75 – 100 ppm

Dormancy

Dormant in Winter, Dormancy Over Winter

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings

Water (Garden)

Average

How Different?

Compared to 'Hot Lava', it has larger flowers and the flower color changes from red to orange to coral to pink.

Landscape Value

Middle of the border, mixed beds, parking strips, fence lines, good cut flower.

Finish Time to 4"

6 – 8 weeks

Comments

Flower color deepens during cool weather conditions. One of top ten perennials in the 2011-12 trials at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Grower Notes

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.


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