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Merlot Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' PP #18,814

SKU
03958
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.
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4-9

Good to grow! 7

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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:

Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.

  • Lowe's

    2044 Cumming Highway Canton GA 30114

  • Pike Nursery

    615 W. Crossville Rd. Roswell GA 30075

  • Pike Nursery

    3155 Bethany Bend Road Alpharetta GA 30004

  • Lowe's

    4925 Windward Parkway Alpharetta GA 30004

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More Information
Average Size at MaturityReaches 24 to 36 in. tall and 18 to 30 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly summer through fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!