New hybrid coneflower with compact upright habit, large raspberry purple flowers and very long flowering season from June to September.
1.5' tall and wide, dense growth, narrower leaves show parentage of narrow- leaf coneflowers = great tolerance to drought, heat and humidity. seems like great work horse from famous Terra Nova Nurseries.
Great with many native perennials - Asclepias tuberosa, Coreopsis, Monarda, Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii, or introduced perennials like Achillea, Perovskia, Salvia or grasses like Boutelloua gracilis, Eragrostis spectabilis, Sporobolus heterolepis or Panicum.
Best planted in late spring through very early fall, so it can establish before winter. Accent in flower borders, prairie style plantings, public spaces.
Blooming time : June to September/October
Size : 18" tall x 24 " wide
USDA zones : 4 to 9
Culture : full sun, average soil with some drainage (add coarse sand, fine gravel), drained soil, drier clay. The coneflower hybrids do not like acidic soils and winter moisture. Tolerant to shallower soils.
Moisture Needs : medium to medium-dry, dry, tolerant to summer droughts
Origin : Terra Nova Nursery hybrid. Patented variety, PP28768 ('TNECHKR'). Propation is strictly prohibited.
Deer/rabbit resistant : yes/yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : yes, but not that many as wild forms
Attracts Hummingbirds : no
Pot size : square 3.5 " x 4" deep perennial pot
Picture copyright : US Perennials nursery