Echinacea Delicious Candy Description
When we first saw Delicious Candy Coneflower, we did a double take. It's one of the OMG just plain gorgeous colors.
Luminous and ultra rich fuchsia pink flowers with showstopping deep pom pom blooms is heart-warming, and certain to be this season's hot trend in color in Echinaceas.
Highlights of Delicious Candy
- Prolific. You got to love coneflowers that multiple well. This always creates a much fuller look and of course, you get a ton more blooms.
- Dense & Compact. Charming and compact at on 18-24" tall and 14" wide. Narrow, pointed dark green leaves provide excellent contrast and stay a healthy green color all season long
- Blooms. Blooms are proportional and held clearly above the foliage. Petals lay flat (horizontal). This helps to to better appreciate the fullness of the flower. You add the richness of the immense pom-pom centers and your garden will brim the the color of candy.
- Stays fresh. Even late in the summer season, the blooms look fresh.
- Cut Flower. Not only are these flowers perfectly formed, but they demonstrate excellent staying power in the vase after cutting. You'll get to enjoy cut flowers well into late summer-early fall.
- Easy to grow. Easy to grow in a variety of soil provided drainage is good. Overwinters well. Low to average water needs once established.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming
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- Botanical Name:
Echinacea 'Delicious Candy'
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- Sun Exposure:
Sun, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
24" x 22"
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- Bloom Season:
Border, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen, Wildflower
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
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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: 24 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. Too much 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, as 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. The 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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