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Passion Flute Coneflower
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Passion Flute Coneflower

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Flowers Grow Larger as They Mature!

The latest in the Let's Boogie™ series of jazzy Echinacea cultivars!
Plant Patent Applied For

A truly exceptional Echinacea, this member of the Let's Boogie™ series sports big, bright yellow blooms with quilled petals surrounding a golden cone. Remarkably, as the flowers mature, they increase in size, reaching 3½ to 4½ inches wide before passing! What fun -- an ever-changing Echinacea that actually improves with age!

'Passion Flute' takes its name from the fluted shape of its petals -- long, elegant, seemingly made for a hummingbird's beak! Unlike many Echinacea cultivars, which hold their petals downward, these are offered straight out, for maximum showiness. And it works -- bees and butterflies aplenty will visit the flowers all summer, while birds will wait until the seed-filled cone dries out in autumn before arriving to feast! Of course, you'll have to steal a few blooms from them, because 'Passion Flute' makes a superb fresh or dried cut-flower, and you'll want to fill your vases with its sunny tones all season long! But that's okay -- there are plenty of blooms to go around.

Expect 'Passion Flute' to reach 30 to 36 inches high and about 18 to 24 inches wide, with very bushy, well-branched growth. Like all Echinacea, it stands up effortlessly to heat, humidity, dry soil, drought, and cold. Give it a bit of pampering the first year to get it established, then watch it fend for itself beautifully, season after season! Deer tend to leave it alone, and its native vigor protects it against most pests and diseases. Few perennials are easier.

Bred from 'All that Jazz,' this yellow beauty is a standout in any setting. Make a place for it in the sunny border, meadow, or cottage garden this season! Zones 4-8.

Genus Echinacea
Variety 'Passion Flute'
ppaf PPAF
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
PlantWidth 18 in - 24 in
BloomSize 3.5 in - 4.5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Needs Deadheading
BloomColor Yellow
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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