Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue'

Coneflower

PP#20537

Tips for Homeowners:

Old flowers can be removed to keep plants tidy. However, if the flowers remain on the plant, goldfinches will feed on the seeds in the fall and winter. Divide clumps in the spring or fall every 4-5 years when plants become crowded.

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A double type, this perennial produces long-lasting creamy white flowers on sturdy stems.

  • Double, creamy white flowers
  • Unusual pom-pom style blooms
  • Bushy, compact habit

The showy flowers are best planted in the front of the mixed border or to bring color to the landscape.

Height: 16-18 in
Spread: 16-18 in
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Coneflower:

Coneflowers are not just easy to grow, they are fun and educational. Whether establishing a meadow or a perennial border these plants will thrive on neglect and endure extremes of hot and cold. When the butterflies, bees, and birds begin visiting there is opportunity to learn the different species and watch them work. 


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes:

  • Native
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Garden
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Habit:

  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water

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