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Long-lived, knee-high coneflower, with excellent pollinator and bird support, very drought tolerant - unique complex hybrid of three native coneflowers Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea tennesseensis and Echinacea angustifolia.

It's proven in our hot and humid climate for seveal years (Bloomington, IN, zone 6) in clayish soil, so we do recommend this Echinacea as superior plant and long-term top garden performer!

Introduced by Dr. Jim Ault from Chicago Botanic Garden in program  Chicagoland Grows.

Usually grows to 1.5' x 1.5-2' wide clumps. This coneflower has narrow leaves, which shows that it inheritaged excellent heat, humidity and drought resistancy and also longevity from E. tennesseensis and angustifolia. Flowers are smaller, with shorter petals and somewhat remind of Tennessee coneflower.

Flowers heavily from first half of July till half of August, with some sporadic blooming till September.

Dense, very well branched clumps (up to a point, when we could call it "groundcovering" coneflower).

Full sun (is the best), adaptable to any soil, that is naturally drained well including clay, gritty, sandy, or even shallower soil (don't plant into waterlogged soils). Average - medium moisture to drier soil.

Suitable for zones 4 to 9.

Deer and rabbit resistant, black walnut tolerant. Attract hummingbirds, butterflies (including Monarchs), honey bees and native bees.

Great plant for sunny border, drier soil, naturalistic plantings, bigger containers, hot dry sites. Very good cut flower.

Pairs well with many common perennials and medium to shorter grasses.

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

Picture copyright : Andrew Marrs Garden Design