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Echinacea Big Sky Series 'Sundown'
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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 Color

Russet orange

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

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 Height

32-40 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Late summer, Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

Mid winter, Early winter , Late winter