Echinacea Marmalade Description
Your garden will be the talk of the neighborhood with this giant-flowered fully double orange New Coneflower.
Marmalade Coneflower boasts giant 4" flowers each containing over 150 vibrant orange petals. Flowers are held atop strong stems that make superb long-lasting cutflowers!
Introduced by famed Echinacea breeder Arie Blom of the Netherlands. Arie has worked tirelessly to bring vigorous double flowered Coneflowers in a variety of colors.
Echinacea Marmalade thrives in heat & humidity in a sunny flower garden where butterflies & hummingbirds will be drawn to this refreshing new coneflower!
Perfect companions include long-blooming Knock Out Roses, drought proof Sedums, & other colorful & fragrant Coneflowers!
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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30" x 24"
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Border, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen, Wildflower
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- Patent #:PP22,602
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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: 16 - 22 inches
Fertilizing: Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so keep Echinacea on a lean diet -- fertilizing 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, 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. 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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