Echinacea Big Sky 'Solar Flare' PP22,133

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Coneflower

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Huge, 5-6" blooms of raspberry-red that fade to dusty rose held high on very dark stems. Large, horizontal petals add a sensational burst of brightness. A reliable solution for hot, windy locations. Seed heads are loved by finches.

Height

24-34 in

Spread

18-24 in

Color

Raspberry

Interesting Notes

Bred by Richard Saul. Introduced by ItSaul Plants

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Very tough and durable. Cut off faded flower stems to prolong flowering. Avoid winter wetness. May divide in spring or autumn every three years.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Yarrow (Achillea ), Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang), Hollyhock (Alcea ), Little Blue Stem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium ), Lavender (Lavandula intermedia), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Fountain Grass (Pennisetum )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
Very Adaptable
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