Echinacea Meteor™ Yellow

Echinacea Meteor™ Yellow

Bold and Bright as a Comet!

Item # 36327

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What fun! Meteor™ Yellow is a big, double Coneflower that continues to grow new petals even after it opens, creating a new look almost every day throughout its bloomtime! You will love watching it turn from a single daisy into a double pompon, with a subtle sweet scent that you will notice especially when the blooms are displayed in indoor arrangements.

The outer petals are bright yellow and held out and down, in the classic style of Echinacea blooms. A golden center holds them together, but within a day or two of opening, that center sports new little yellow petals, upright and tiny. Just a few days later, the new petals have multiplied and grown, and before you know it, goodbye center, yellow layers of sunny color!The experts call this flower form "anemone" -- we call it amazing!

Meteor™ Yellow boasts exceptionally good branching, which means even more blooms. The strong, upright stalks resist wind and rain with no need for staking, and help the flowers last a long time in the vase as well as on the plant. Expect butterflies and bees to visit the blooms frequently, increasing the color show.

A robust cultivar of the native Coneflower, Meteor™ Yellow is exceptionally easy to care for, resisting heat, drought, and other weather without a care. Give it plenty of sunshine and well-drained soil, water it well the first season, and it will become one of the most dependable and lowest maintenance perennials in the border. Deer tend to leave this plant alone, so you can expect a full season of beauty every year. Zones 4 to 10.

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?
Deer eating dayliliesPlanting 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).