Virgin Echinacea Coneflower Plant
Scarcely 2 feet high, even when blooming!
The blooms reach 3 to 5 inches wide, with two rows of long, slender white petals surrounding a deep green cone. Just 20 to 24 inches high in bloom, this plant is ultra-compact, yet it sets dozens of blooms over its long midsummer through fall season. Most enticing is the fragrance -- sweet, summery, and very appealing!
For all 'Virgin's' innovations and merits, it is much like its wildflower cousins. It is tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, cold, and even poor soil, thriving in full sunshine and well-drained soil just about everywhere. Its blooms bring butterflies in summer and songbirds in autumn (they eat the seed-filled cones), and even the bare stalks add nice texture to the early-winter garden. Combine with other Echinacea in garden and container. Zones 3-8.
|Variety||'Virgin' PP 18,684|
|Zone||3 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||20 in - 24 in|
|Plant Width||12 in - 18 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Season Extenders|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico|