Echinacea Cleopatra
Echinacea 'Cleopatra' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens


This Echinacea produces incredibly vibrant golden yellow, fragrant flowers with a large, orange cone on very strong, well-branched stems. The clump is very compact and features deep green foliage. The single flowers measure a full 8 cm across since their petals are held horizontally. The flowers lighten to creamy yellow as they age.

  • Height: 41 - 46 cm (16 - 18 in)
  • Spread: 36 - 41 cm (14 - 16 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: yellow
  • 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.