Echinacea Sweet Sandia Coneflower
With its flowers that look like a slice of watermelon Sweet Sandia Coneflower, Echinacea, brings something unique and fabulous to the garden. Its large petals display beautiful shades of pink, green and purple. Blooming begins in summer and continues into fall. Sweet Sandia Conflower is a medium sized plant that grows 24″ high. The plants are vigorous and healthy and have multiple buds per stem. Thick strong stems hold these delectable flowers upright. Hardy perennial.
With loads of blossoms Sweet Sandia Coneflower creates gorgeous displays for gardens, containers, cut flower bouquets, and dried arrangements. Excellent for mass plantings, meadows or naturalized areas. Fantastic used as a seasonal plant for the center focal point or “thriller” for container compositions. Coneflower’s seed heads are a favorite for dried flower arrangements and add considerable interest to winter outdoor landscapes. Goldfinches and other birds swarm to Coneflower seeds.
According to the world renown Terra Nova, creator of this jewel: “We haven’t been this excited about an Echinacea introduction since the first of the KISMET series! Single, broad petaled flowers each look a slice of watermelon. So pretty! Compact habit and tons of flowering stems have made this our most sought after plant in years.”
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. Although they will bloom continually without deadheading, cutting back spent blooms will encourage more flowers.
IMPORTANT PLANT ORDER INFORMATION
Plants ordered now will be available for pickup mid April 2021. We will contact you to schedule a pickup date and time.
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