Kim's Knee High Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' PP #12,242
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||The root of Echinacea is a Native American medicinal and has been rediscovered for its immune stimulating ability as an herbal supplement.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||A more modestly sized native for small spaces and urban gardens. Vital in the American meadow and prairie garden palette. 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.|
|Companion Plants||Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Phlox (Phlox); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9