EMBERS Sparks Coneflower
EMBERS Sparks Coneflower
Echinacea 'TNECHES' Plant Patent Applied ForItem #42875 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Bright, sunny blooms for easy color from late spring through fall. Lemon-yellow petals arch slightly downward from showy center cones. A cutting garden essential, perfect for containers or mixed perennial borders. Allow dried flower heads to remain on plants for wintering songbirds. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ek-in-AY-shee-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 18 in. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Fast Growing, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring through FallFlower color:YellowPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThe 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 PlantsCatmint (Nepeta); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Sedum (Sedum)
- CareCare InformationRequires 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreLore: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.