Go Back Coneflower Pixie Meadowbrite

Echinacea 'Pixie Meadowbrite'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Beginning in midsummer, a profusion of vibrant pink flowers with an orange cone are produced atop compact, knee-high plants with narrow, green leaves.  The perfect size for growing in decorative containers, small courtyard gardens, or near the front of the flower border.

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years.

Flower Color

Pink with orange cone

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

24 in.

Good Companions

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Daylily-Designer (Hemerocallis ), Grass-Ornamental (Helictotrichon sempervirens), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Russian Sage (Perovskia )

Plant Height

18-20 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Late summer, Midsummer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests