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Echinacea x 'Solar Flare'

#PP22133

Also called Coneflower


Echinacea x 'Solar Flare' - Solar Flare Coneflower

Echinacea x 'Solar Flare' - Solar Flare Coneflower

Series: Big Sky™

More About Echinacea x 'Solar Flare' (PP22133)

  • Huge flowers of magenta-red with a chocolate cone
  • Horizontal petals make the flower appear larger
  • Sturdy, black stems
  • Sweetly fragrant blossoms
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to frost
  • Flower Size: 15 cm

Interesting Notes:

A cross between Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea paradoxa.

Zone:

4

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Magenta
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Solar Flare 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

Interesting Notes:

 


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 x 'Solar Flare' (PP22133) 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
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

 Suitable Substitutions for Echinacea x 'Solar Flare'