Plant Type: Perennials
A Coneflower that's not purple!!! This selection sports warm russet-orange flowers with a prominent, brownish central cone. Their nice wide petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant this one up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance. 'Sundown' is similar to 'Sunset' but stands about 8-10 inches taller. Though the flowers are slightly smaller, 'Sundown' is a more vigorous grower.
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 ColorRusset orange
Plant Spread18-24 in.
Aster-New England (Aster novae-angliae), Blue Star-Willow (Amsonia tabernaemontana), Coneflower (Echinacea ), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Grass-Ornamental (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Mum-Hardy Garden (Dendranthema ), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum )
Plant Height32-40 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Dried flower, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Border, Specimen, Cut flower or foliage, Drought tolerant, Mass Plant, Container