Echinacea purpurea Red Knee High
Echinacea purpurea 'Red Knee High' photo courtesy of Chris Hansen

Coneflower

Echinacea 'Red Knee High' has been a show stopper in our display gardens. This dwarf variety produces masses of rich magenta red flowers for several months beginning in midsummer. Combine it with a shorter Ornamental Grass like Little Blue Stem.

  • Height: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: magenta red
  • 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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