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Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Aptly named, this selection sports earthy gold flowers the color of a harvest moon with a golden orange cone. The nice wide flower petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant it up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance. The plants have inherited the dominant characteristics of E. purpurea, having fuller, toothed leaves and wider flower petals. They are well-branched and are vigorous growers.

 


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

Gold/orange

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Grass-Ornamental (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica), Russian Sage (Perovskia ), Snakeroot-Chocolate (Eupatorium rugosum), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum )

Plant Height

24-30 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Container, Mass Plant, Drought tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Specimen, Border, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Dried flower

Bloom Time

Late summer, Midsummer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests