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Echinacea 'Solar Flare'

Coneflower

Plant Type: Perennial

This is a new color for the genus, a kind of deep magenta red with red being the dominant color, and purple petal backs. As the flowers pass their prime, they age to an attractive smoky rose. The enormous 5-6”, strongly fragrant flowers have horizontally held ray petals, making the flowers seem even larger. From mid through late summer, these showy blooms are produced atop very dark, near black stems that are thick and sturdy. BIG SKY SERIES


Height

24-36"

Spread

18-24"

Landscape Application:

Long lasting color for beds, borders and cottage gardens. Excellent when massed.

Echinacea 'Solar Flare' Plant Care:

Tolerates a variety of soil fertility. Drought tolerant once established.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Coneflower Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Dried Flower
Fragrant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies

Coneflower Additional Information

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