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Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Butterfly Mix’

Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Butterfly Mix’ has non-drooping flowerheads, broad petals of varied colors surrounding a bronze-orange or green and dark orange cone. The vibrant ‘Butterfly Mix’ comes in gorgeous, eye-catching colors of dark-pink, purple, red, orange, yellow, white, and magenta! It is a good cut flower. The horizontal flowers also attract butterflies like a magnet and the seeds are sought by birds. Seed heads left to ripen will invite finches. They have a long period of bloom, and the seed-heads are attractive as the bloom fades.┬áThis is an easy-to-grow plant!

The Coneflower is attractive when massed or grouped with other perennials. ‘Butterfly Mix’ coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It will tolerate heat, drought, and wind. The coarse, dark leaves are attractive before flowering and the stiff habit make an attractive addition to either a formal or a cottage garden. This reliable plant can be incorporated as individuals into mixed planters with trees and shrubs. Its natural home is with other perennials in a flower border. It also works well in wild gardens and with native plants, where the rangy character is right at home.

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EC100BAG-1 Echinacea (Coneflower) 'Butterfly Mix' 25 $53.75
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Spacing 18-24"
Depth 1-2"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Attracts Attracts Butterflies and Birds
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Dark green
Flower Mixture of various colors
Bloomtime July - September

General Information +

Botanical: Echinacea purpurea

Common: Coneflower

General Characteristics: Echinacea coneflower should be grown in full sun to light shade. Light shade will enhance the rich colors of the petals in hot weather. It is relatively drought resistant and should be divided in the spring every 4 years.

Tip: Remove spent flower stems to encourage repeat blooming.

Use: A great choice for perennial gardens. It may be used for cut flowers.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Echinacea coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.

Easy to Grow: Yes

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.