Indian Summer Coneflower
Long Petals Glow with warm Coral-to-Orange Hues!

Indian Summer Coneflower

1-Quart
Item # 36343
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The large centers and long, thin petals create a unique new look!

The large brown seedheads are like nature's birdfeeder!
Genus Echinacea
Variety 'Indian Summer'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 18 in - 24 in
PlantWidth 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Native, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Brown, Coral, Orange
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Echinacea is the botanical name for Purple Coneflower
Echinacea Germination Information

Echinacea Seed Germination How to Sow Echinacea:
  • For best results, sow indoors covering the seeds with four times their thickness in soil
  • Maintain a temperature of 70-75° F during germination
  • Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days
  • If started early, Echinacea will bloom the first year.
  • Sow outdoors anytime in spring or summer, up to two months before first fall frost
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Echinacea:
Spacing: Plant in spring or fall, 18-24 inches apart, in full sun or partial shade, and in deep, welldrained, humus-rich soil

Additional Care: Deadhead to promote continued blooming. The plants are drought-tolerant
Appearance and Use:

Coneflowers are popular and easy-to-grow sources of cut flowers for beds and borders. The plants may also have medicinal value. Large, daisy-like blooms, up to 4 inches across, with prominent, cone-like dark purple centers and lavender orange, yellow, or white petals that may droop downward. The blooms are held on stiff, 2- to 8- foot stems arising from May to June. Clumps of green foliage, 4-8 inches long, grow up to 2 feet wide. Shown 2.0x actual size


About Echinacea:
Pronunciation:  e-ki-na’shå per-per-e’å
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae; native to North America
Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).