Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' Description
'Cheyenne Spirit' coneflower (Echinacea sp.) created a whole benchmark for this floral favorite. This durable, drought-proof native perennial withstands drought, heat, and neglect!
Much sought after shades of red, orange, purple, scarlet, cream, yellow and white are just drop dead gorgeous!
Imagine how stunning this vibrant color mix would be massed in your perennial border.
Excellent branching puts more flowers on every plant and each color is reaches about the same uniform size. This improved coneflower will flower the first year in your garden!
Enjoy repeat flowering all season long with no need to deadhead.
No toppling over during wind & rain! Strong, stiff upright stems keeps this enduring coneflower upright and looking so nice in your flower garden.
It's best to keep coneflowers well-watered their first year, but once established, they are very drought tolerant, readily standing up to heat, cold, and humidity. Excellent overwintering reports coming from even cold, wet climates.
'Cheyenne Spirit' makes the perfect companion to ornamental grasses, roses, and sedums.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Cold hardy, Wind tolerant, Easy care, Everblooming, Fragrance, Long blooming
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Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
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24-28" X 18-24"
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Early summer-early fall
Border, Cottage gardening, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen, Wildflower
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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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