Evolution™ Embers™ Fever Coneflower
Echinacea hybrid 'TNECHEF' PP #31,466
|Description||No summer perennial garden should be without coneflowers, which sail through heat and some drought with ease, typically blooming into fall. This one sports large red blooms on a tidy, well-branching plant that makes it ideal for adding bold color to mixed borders, containers, and cutting gardens. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring through fall|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||The quintessential component of the American meadow and prairie garden. Blend with grasses or nestle into stream bed banks at boulders for a wild garden composition. A valuable late-season bloomer for the traditional perennial border. Superior pick-me-up for tired foundation planting. Equally well-suited to casual country gardens along picket fences or in mixed borders. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.|
|Companion Plants||Russian Sage (Perovskia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia); Catmint (Nepeta)|
|Care||Requires well-drained, fertile soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates periodic drought. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering season. Prune back old foliage and apply fertilizer in early spring before new growth emerges.|
|Lore||Echinacea purpurea, the parent of all contemporary hybrids is a native of the American prairie. Echinacea root was discovered by Native Americans within its range for healing properties. In recent years science has confirmed that the root contains chemicals that stimulate the immune system. Coneflowers are part of the American prairie plant communities and are a well documented bird habitat plant.The genus name Echinacea is derived from the Greek word (echino), meaning "spiny", due to the spiny central disk.|
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