|coneflower Green Twister
Echinacea Green Twister
3 to 8
1.50 to 2.00 feet
1.00 to 1.50 feet
May to August
Light maroon rays, green tip
Full sun to part shade
Dry to medium
Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut,
Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
|Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants rebloom well without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers encourages continued bloom and improves general appearance.
Echinacea is a genus of seven species all endemic to eastern and central North America. Coneflowers bloom from June to August with some sporadic later bloom. Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.
|Information on this page is from Missouri Botanical Gardens,
Dave’s Garden, All things Plants, Texas Superstar or Aggie Horticulture
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