Go Back Coneflower Mac 'n' Cheese

Echinacea purpurea 'Mac 'n' Cheese'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A hybrid Coneflower, featuring bright golden-yellow petals surrounding a large orange-green button-shaped cone. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

These exciting perennials are easy to grow and generally require few maintenance activities. Deadheading the spent flowers will promote additional blooming, but will not produce as spectacular flower display as the initial flush of blooms. Pinching them back in the late spring and not providing excessive nutrients will often eliminate the need for caging.

Flower Color

Golden yellow with orange-green centers

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

20-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

26-28 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Moderate to low water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cut flower, Dried flower, Mass Plant, Specimen, Border, Container, Combination planter, Drought tolerant

Bloom Time

Summer to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

Summer to late summer