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Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'

#PP18814, COPF

Also called Coneflower


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Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' - Merlot Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' - Merlot Coneflower

Series: Prairie Pillars™

More About Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' (PP18814, COPF)

  • Deep pink to purple flowers centred with orange cones
  • Tall, sturdy, black, flower stems up to 75 cm tall
  • Huge, fragrant flowers
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Size: 13 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

60-75 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Merlot 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 'Merlot' (PP18814, COPF) Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

 Suitable Substitutions for Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'

Echinacea x 'Vintage Wine' (PP13893)

Echinacea x 'Vintage Wine' (PP13893)

Vintage Wine Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'

Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'

Pica Bella Coneflower