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Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A great new introduction that produces numerous, very large rose pink flowers with wonderful Merlot colored stems and petioles. In addition to the numerous flowers produced, this plant has really good branching and growth habit.

 


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

Pink

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Plant Height

34 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests