Echinacea Artisan Red Ombre
Echinacea Artisan 'Red Ombre' photo courtesy of Growing Colours

Coneflower

Echinacea 'Red Ombre' is well branched, producing plants that flower uniformly and consistently over a long bloom time. The flowers open intense red, softening to red-orange and rose shades with age. Like all Echinaceas  they attract butterflies and birds.

  • Height: 41-71 cm (16-28 in)
  • Spread: 25-64 cm (10-25 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of full sun
  • Bloom Time: mid to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: red
  • Critter Resistance: some resistance to deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

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 in a slightly elevated bed 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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