Echinacea Cleopatra Description
This amazingly heavy-blooming & compact new Coneflower grows to only 18" tall.
Named after a butterfly of the same name, Cleopatra's bright deep yellow color is reminiscent of the wings of her namesake adding a cheery disposition in any perennial garden.
Cleopatra's excellent branching means lots of yellow blooms to enjoy. Flowers begin in early summer and continue all season long last well into fall on top of 18" plants. Blooms range from single to semi-double.
Ideal for tucking into small spaces, in front of the border, or anywhere you need a splash of vibrant color in the perennial garden.
Strong, multi-branched stems of this vigorous new Echinacea make it the perfect addition to any cut flower arrangement.
Coneflowers are some of the BEST perennials for a wide range of soils from sandy to clay. They hold up well in heat & humidity, drought & cold. Place in well drained soil and water well the first year.
Echinacea make ideal companions to long-blooming KnockOut Roses, drought-proof Sedums, Reblooming Daylilies, &
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming
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Soil: Average to sandy soil. They do best in soil that is high in organic matter, and well drained.
Light: Full sun -- Plant them in a spot that gets at least 5 hours of full sun a day. They will tolerate partial shade, but plants may flop or strain to reach the sun.
Water: Average -- Water regularly the first season to encourage good root growth. Coneflowers are often listed as drought tolerant, and though they do handle the heat of summer very well once established, they will do much better with regular watering.
Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
Fertilizing: Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so keep Echinacea on a lean diet – fertilize once in the spring with an organic fertilizer.
Winterizing: Avoid damp spots and heavy mulching over crowns in winter. Winter moisture can cause fungus or rot. Leave the foliage standing for winter, (birds enjoy the seed heads), and trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges.
Maintenance & Pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone — they do not transplant well. They are prolific bloomers and snipping off the spent blooms will keep them blooming. Luckily each flower remains in bloom for several weeks. First season after transplant, just enjoy your newly planted Echinacea flowers all summer and then clip off all flowers at the end of August. If the plant starts to form new buds in September clip these off before they open. Leave the plant in place all fall – don't cut it down in your fall cleanup. Given this treatment the first season your plants will build a strong root system that will promote hardy, robust growth for years to come. After the first year you can deadhead throughout the growing season, allowing the plant to flower in the fall.
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