PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower
And the honors just keep coming!
We just can't describe how many terrific new things are happening at once in this Echinacea! It's truly a breakthrough for the Echinacea purpurea family. The bloom color is fade-proof and absolutely unique. (The flowers make terrific everlastings as well as fresh-cut bouquets, by the way!) The flowers are SO PROFUSE on these compact little plants, beginning in early summer and then going right into fall until nipped back by frost. Like all Echinacea, 'PowWow Wild Berry' attracts butterflies and bees to the fresh blooms in summer and birds to the seed-filled cones in autumn and winter. It's simply a magnificent addition to any garden!
This plant reaches just 20 to 24 inches high when not in bloom, and spreads 12 to 16 inches wide. Despite this small size, it bears more blooms than just about any other Echinacea we've ever grown. The flowers add another 9 to 12 inches to the plant's height, giving you thick, longlasting stems for the vase. And you don't have to keep up with pinching off the fading blooms!
Adaptable to just about any climate in the United States and indifferent to extremes of heat, humidity, cold, and even drought, 'PowWow Wild Berry' thrives in any well-drained soil. It will bloom best in full sun and good garden soil that dries out just a bit between waterings, but it can take almost any conditions your garden and Mother Nature throws its way!
We recommend this new Echinacea very, very highly. You will be delighted by how quickly it grows, how beautifully it branches, and how profuse (and early!) it flowers. The color is enchanting, too! 'PowWow Wild Berry' has won awards in gardens from Massachusetts to Florida, Illinois to Louisiana. Won't you give it a try in your own landscape this season? Zones 3-9.
|Variety||'PowWow Wild Berry'|
|Zone||3 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Mid Fall|
|PlantHeight||20 in - 24 in|
|PlantWidth||12 in - 16 in|
|BloomSize||3 in - 4 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Award Winner, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Pest Fighter, Season Extenders|
|BloomColor||Dark Rose, Magenta, Purple|
|MoistureRequirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Fall Color, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|