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Burgundy Fireworks Coneflower
Quilled, rayed flowers really stand out in garden and vase!
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Burgundy Fireworks Coneflower

4-inch Pot
Item # 32842
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Brilliant Upturned Blooms on Compact Butterfly-loving Plants!

At about 18 inches high, it's perfect for containers and small gardens.
Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'CG09-003.'

Bright red petals, rolled into long, slender quills, point up and out on the big blooms of this exciting Coneflower from the Chicago Botanic Garden! A mix of 3 native Echinacea species, this super-compact Coneflower is long-blooming, distinctively different, and easy to grow. Put it at the top of your "must have" list for this season!

'Burgundy Fireworks' takes its name from the chocolate-maroon shade of its stout, strong stems and the widely-spaced petals surrounding the big brown central cone on the flowers. A fully blooming plant really does look like a 4th of July celebration! And you'll have plenty of time to judge this Coneflower's beauty, because it starts blooming in early summer and continues well into fall.

'Burgundy Fireworks' is the creation of famed plantsman Dr. Jim Ault, as part of the Meadowbrite™ collection. (Remember Orange Meadowbrite™ a few years ago?) The result of a decade of breeding, it combines the best traits of 3 Echinacea species: E. purpurea, the familiar Purple Coneflower we all know so well, and the lesser-known E. tennesseensis (that's what gives the plants those turned-up rayed petals) and E. laevigata, which is now an endangered species in its native wildflower form. Together, these 3 types of Coneflower create a very strong, long-blooming, compact, brightly colored plant that will be the pride of your sunny garden!

Expect 'Burgundy Fireworks' to reach about 18 to 20 inches high and a bit wider in the garden or container. The flowers are somewhat short-stemmed, and the glossy bright green leaves a bit smaller than other Coneflowers you may have grown. Sometimes in cool weather, the leaves acquire a bright red central vein, adding another lovely look to the display!

Like most Coneflowers, this plant attracts butterflies, bees, and birds. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and impervious to heat and humidity. We predict it will become one of your absolute favorites for cutting or garden enjoyment! Zones 5-7.

Genus Echinacea
Variety 'CG09-003'
Item Form 4-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 7
Bloom Season Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
Plant Height 18 in - 20 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Native, Needs Deadheading, Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Dark Red
Foliage Color Red, Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Poor, Sandy, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Fall Color, Beds, Outdoor, Foliage Interest, Foundation
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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