Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Twilight Coneflower

This flower also came from Spring Hill Nursery. It is currently very small, but I am looking forward to seeing it bloom this year.

Description: Sweet Fragrance Smells Like a Rose! Rose-red petals create a romantic display in your garden in mid to late summer. Flower heads up to 4" across encircle a large, deep red cone center. Bright color as well as the sweet rose-like fragrance make it a favorite of butterflies. 24-30" tall. Ships in a 3" pot. PP17651. Echinacea ‘Twilight’.

Full Sun to Partial Shade
Botanical Name: Echinacea x 'Twilight' PP17,651
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 24 - 30"
Spread: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Foliage Type: Lance shaped to ovate, medium green leaves with toothed edges.
Flower Form: Flower heads up to 4" across with slightly reflexed petals that overlap and surround a large cone center.
Flower Color: Rose red with a hint of orange surrounding a large deep red cone center.
Flowering Date: Mid to late summer
Planting Requirements: Very adaptable to soil and climate conditions. Blooms best in full sun.
Soil Requirements: Well drained soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Unique Characteristics: The third Echinacea in the Big Sky TM series developed by Itsaul Nurseries of Atlanta Georgia resulting from a cross of E. purpurea and E. paradoxa. Rich rose-red petals with a slight hint of orange, a romantic color scene in any garden or landscape setting. Butterflies are attracted to the bright shade of color as well as the sweet rose like scent.
Pruning: Remove spent flower stems to tidy up plants and promote additional blooms.
Time of Pruning: After flowering.
Additional Information: Coneflowers like it hot and sunny, but will tolerate light shade but flowering is not as productive.
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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