Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction' PP18429 CPBR3984
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Coneflower-Purple|
One of the latest releases from renowned breeder and garden designer Piet Oudolf of The Netherlands. This outstanding selection has vivid purplish pink flowers with 2 rows of perky petals that never droop. They are presented atop strong, dark red to near-black stems that contrast sharply against the bright green foliage.
Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from mid through late summer, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.
Breeder: Piet Oudolf
Introducer: Future Plants
Origin: Native Cultivar
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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Echinacea purpurea is a wildflower native to the eastern United States and is well-adapted to survive the hot, windy conditions typical of that region. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years.
Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.
The word "echinacea" comes from the Greek word "echinos" meaning "hedgehog", referring to the flower's spiky central cone.