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Echinacea 'Kim's Mophead'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A single, white-flowered selection with a greenish disc, and a sister to E. 'Kim's Knee High'. The "mop head" descriptor refers to the petals that are fringey, and supposedly alludes to Kim's "turning-white" curly mop of locks. This 1.5-2' compact Coneflower makes a great addition to the front of sunny borders, and glows along pathways in the evening garden.  Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer through fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended.

 


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

White

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

1-2 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

1.5-2 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cut flower or foliage, Border, Container, Drought tolerant

Bloom Time

Early summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests