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Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A two-tiered purple Coneflower! Resulting from years of selection is a reliable seed strain with two-tiered flowers. A set of shorter petals rests on top of the cone while a "skirt" of longer, deep rose-pink petals emerge from the base of the cone.

First year plants sometimes produce single flowers. From the second year forward, a high percentage of two-tiered flowers appear with either a single or double set of petals. Occasionally, older plants produce single flowers.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Echinacea purpurea is a wildflower native to the eastern United States and is well-adapted to survive the hot, windy conditions typical of that region. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years. Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but Coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

24-30 in.

Good Companions

Aster (Aster), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Grass-Ornamental (Pennisetum orientale), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell (Veronica )

Plant Height

40 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Drought tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass plant, Dried flower, Container, Specimen

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests