Echinacea 'Solar Flare' PP22133

Big Sky™ Solar Flare Echinacea

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Solar Flare Echinacea is a compact upright native perennial with strong dark stems that do not need staking and grey-green foliage.   Solar Flare Echinacea has huge 5-6” fragrant flowers with downward arching petals that are magenta red that mature to a smokey rose with purple undersides and deep red center cones that bloom from late spring to late summer, and occasionally an additional bloom in fall.  Thrives in full sun and well-drained soils.  The flowers attract butterflies and bees, and spent stems will stay erect and attract birds if not removed.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 3’

Spread: 

1.5' - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Spring, SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Susceptible to aster yellows disease and eriophyid mites.  Heat and drought tolerant.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardenRock Gardens, Groundcover, Native GardensContainers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Liatris, Baby’s Breath, Yarrow

 

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