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Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

#PP12242

Also called Coneflower


Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' - Kim's Knee High Coneflower - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' (PP12242)

  • Striking, vivid, clear pink, drooping petals with a brilliant orange, central cone
  • Short, compact habit
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to mid-fall

Zone:

4

Height:

40-50 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Kim's Knee High Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Echinacea thrives in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. They are  drought tolerant once established and adaptable to heat and poor soils. Taller cultivars may grow leggy and require staking if grown in dense shade. Regular deadheading is recommended to improve appearance, but not necessary to increase bloom time. Direct, sun exposure helps develop proper, flower pigmentation. Pay special attention to plant depth: crown must be at or slightly above soil level.


Genus Overview: Echinacea

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Quite drought tolerant once established and very adaptable to heat and poor soils. Taller cultivars may grow leggy and require staking if grown in dense shade. Regular deadheading is recommended, but not necessary, to increase bloom time, however, it will improve the general appearance of the plant. Direct sunlight exposure helps develop proper, flower pigmentation. 

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' (PP12242) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Compact

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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