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DESCRIPTION: Large, fully double blooms of cantaloupe orange with peach highlights on strong stemmed, well branched plants; attracts pollinators and feeds the birds in winter; use in naturalized areas with other native plants
BOTANICAL NAME: Echinacea purpurea 'Supreme Cantaloupe'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 60 cm
AVERAGE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Double flowers of coral and shrimp-pink with rosy-copper ray petals
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) Requires protected location
WATER NEEDS: Average - Drought Resistant
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies & Birds, Bee Friendly, Border, Fragrant Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant
Supreme Cantaloupe Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented orange daisy flowers with peach overtones and burgundy eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
Supreme Cantaloupe Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Supreme Cantaloupe Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Supreme Cantaloupe Coneflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Supreme Cantaloupe Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.