Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' Plant Patent #18,814Item #3958 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Wine colored stems display rich pink flowers with huge golden orange cones. Blooms are fragrant and long lasting. Excellent for attracting butterflies and for naturalized gardens, traditional beds, borders or containers. Does not require staking. Hardy perennial.
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 24 to 36 in. tall and 18 to 30 in. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Light GreenBlooms:Early summer through fall.Flower color:PinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.