Echinacea Kismet® Intense Orange Description
Kismet® Intense Orange coneflower (Echinacea sp.) was developed not just for extra winter hardiness, but also for a long performance of very bright orange blooms all summer long. You'll be delighted with the color, the size, and the duration of the flowers on this outstanding native flowering perennial.
Highlights of Kismet Orange
- Prolific -- Lots and lots of flowers, thanks to the highly branched crowns (where the growth and flowers come from on the plant).
- Dense & compact -- Garden-friendly 16-18" tall and 24" wide size. Easy to fit into new and existing gardens!
- Blooms -- Enjoy up to 5 months of big, bodacious blooms, each a prominent center cone surrounded by sturdy bright orange petals. A classic look with modern-day performance!
- Stays fresh -- Get clean, fresh, glorious flowers all summer long.
- Cut flower -- Colorful, prolific flowers are long lasting in the garden and in the vase, giving you more for your money..
- Easy to grow -- Not fussy about type of soil provided drainage is good. Overwinters well. Low water needs once established.
- View all four fabulous colors in the Kismet® echinacea series here - mix, match, collect them all!
Special features: Blooms first year, Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Dried flower, Drought tolerant, Deer resistant, Easy care, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Long blooming
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16-18" x 24"
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Border, Cottage gardening, Massing, Naturalizing, Pollinator plant, Native plant gardens, Wildflower
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- Patent #:PP28769
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Soil: Thrives in any well-drained soil.
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. Though coneflowers handle heat and dry conditions well once established, they appreciate regular watering and will flower more if they are not stressed..
Spacing: 16 - 22 inches
Fertilizing: Little needed. Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so once in the spring with a granular garden fertilizer is more than sufficient.
Winterizing: Avoid damp spots. Do not heap mulching over crowns in winter, as this can cause rot. Leave the foliage and old flowers standing for winter (birds enjoy the seed heads), then 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. Deadheading (snipping off the spent blooms) is not necessary but does increase new flower production.
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