Echinacea 'Sunrise'

Big Sky™ Sunrise Echinacea

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Sunrise Echinacea is an upright free-branching native perennial with strong stems that do not need staking and grey-green foliage.  Sunrise Echinacea has huge 5” fragrant flowers with horizontal petals that are citron-yellow that lightens to cream in the center and green maturing to orange 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' - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

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 Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Liatris, Baby’s Breath, Salvia

 

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