Indian Summer Coneflower
The large centers and long, thin petals create a unique new look!
This rare Marco van Noort Coneflower hybrid adds a warm glow to the patio or the front of the border all summer long, with magnificent orange blooms that start coral in their centers and transition to amber at the tips. The melon-orange tones play beautifully over the gracefully recurved petals.
Gorgeous in containers, the middle of the border, or prairie gardens, Coneflowers will seed easily, naturalizing over time to fill any space that is suitable for them! And once you see these blooms, you will want to have plenty for your garden and vase alike! The architectural seedheads are perfect for everlasting arrangements, or you can leave them out in the fall to act as nature's birdfeeder!
The purpurea species are a group of mostly-purple coneflowers native to the central-to-southeastern United States. 'Indian Summer' is distinct from the species due to its lovely red-orange tones, but shares with the species a robust, healthy habit. 'Indian Summer' stands up against heat, humidity, drought, poor soil, deer, and other dangers. Pamper it the first season, then let it take off. You won't be disappointed! 1 Quart container. Zones 5 to 9.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|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 Germination Information
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
Pronunciation: e-ki-na’shå per-per-e’å
Origination: Asteraceae; native to North America
Common Name: Purple Coneflower
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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).