Echinacea purpurea Raspberry Truffle
photo of Echinacea 'Raspberry Truffle' courtesy of Walters Gardens


'Raspberry Truffle' offers a completely different shade of coneflower. Imagine a deliciously fragrant, strawberry peach smoothie with a dollop of milk chocolate on top and you have 'Raspberry Truffle'. The flowers emerge single coral pink with a chocolate cone and then develop their pom-pom center as they mature. Fully opened flowers have strawberry peach, horizontally held ray petals and a broad, darker pink pom-pom. All are produced on showy dark stems This plant is an incredibly vigorous grower with a spectacular habit. If you're looking for a beautiful new Echinacea with a bushy, upright habit, this is the one!

  • Height: 71-81 cm (28-32 in)
  • Spread: 51-60 cm (20-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: coral pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: 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 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.