Echinacea – Carrot Cake Coneflower
As special as the delectable it was named after.
Carrot Cake Coneflower, Echinacea, brings uniquely shaped orange flowers all season. Considered a “double” due to its many fascinating petals. Its excellent branching flower stalks bring tons of beautiful flowers. The stunning blossoms first appear in early summer and continue into fall. A shorter variety than most Coneflowers, it tops out at only 12-15″. A fantastic addition to the outstanding Cone-fections series of Echinacea.
Use Carrot Cake Coneflower in flower beds and patio containers. Its small, compact stature makes it an ideal choice for front of the border, or as a great blooming edger. It brings all the fascinating pollinators, and during late fall to winter the seed heads serve as food for birds. Its unique blossoms and strong stems create unforgettable arrangements and bouquets.
Growing instructions: Plant in full sun, at least 6 hours of sun a day, in well-draining soil. Add organic matter to soil when planting. For best flowering, keep well watered, especially when plants are setting up bloom and blooming. Let plants dry out between watering. An occasional squirt of liquid fertilizer will improve flowering. Deadheading spent blossoms will encourage more flowers.