Purple coneflower 'Primadonna Deep Rose' - 2.5-3' tall, well branched seed cultivar with 5" deep pink flowers with orange-brown centers.
It looks great with fine structure of grasses, or smaller flowers, can be planted in prairie style borders, conventional flower beds, public spaces and gardens, small private gardens, cottage gardens, rain gardens, half shade gardens (woodland edges)
Combine it with these native perennials : Agastache, Aster, Asclepias tuberosa, Baptisia, Gaura, Monarda, Phlox, Rudbeckia, with native prairie grasses like Eragrostis spectabilis, Panicum virgatum, Schizachyrium scoparium, Sporobolus heterolepis, …
Great combinations with non-native perennials contain Eryngium, Echinops, hardy Geranium, Hemerocallis, Kniphophia, Origanum, Perovskia, Sedum telephium, grasses like Pennisetum,…
Blooming time : June to August/September
Size : usually 2.5-3' tall and 24" wide
USDA zones : 4 to 9
Culture: sun, half sun, half shade, average soil, clay soil, loam, rocky soil, drained soils
Moisture Needs : medium, medium-dry, drought tolerant once established
Origin: This is seed line cultivar, garden origin. Botanical species (wild form of Echinacea purpurea) can be found in Eastern North America, native to moist prairies, meadows and open woods, woodland edges of the central to southeastern United States (Ohio to Michigan to Iowa south to Louisiana and Georgia). Quite uncommon in nature, but easily available on the market.
Deer/rabbit resistant : yes/yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : monarch plant and true pollinator magnet for native bees, honey bees, butterflies and skippers seek the nectar. Caterpillars of the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly and several moths feed on the foliage and flowers.
Attracts Hummingbirds : yes. Attracts little song birds and goldfinches feed on the seeds.
Pot Size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot (1.22 pt/580 ml)