Echinacea purpurea Butterfly Kisses
Echinacea purpurea 'Butterfly Kisses' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Coneflower

The new ‘Butterfly Kisses' is easily one of the nicest of the double pom-pom type Echinaceas introduced thus far. The plant is well proportioned with large flowers held like an umbrella just atop the attractive deep green foliage. The compact, very well-branched, broadly mounding plants have very strong flower stems, an improvement over older pink doubles. Fragrant, bright pink, pom-pom flowers with lighter ray petals measure 8 cm across, large flowers for such a compact plant.

  • Height: 36 - 41 cm (14 - 16 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 36 cm (12 - 14 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Coneflowers are the ideal perennial for hot sunny sites. Plant them in shade and they will flop and produce very few flowers. Loamy, well drained soil is ideal to produce the best bloom and winter hardiness. Heavy soils can lead to winter rot. Leave the seed heads to stand for winter food for finches and other birds.

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