Echinacea, Coneflower 'Fatal Attraction'

Echinacea

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Fatal Attraction
Additional cultivar information:(PP18429)
Hybridized by Oudolf
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saint Charles, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Prospect, Kentucky

Norton, Massachusetts

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Kaysville, Utah

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 16, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Intense flower color, lovely burgundy-black stems add to the effect. The "petals' do not droop like the species.

This is a selection of E. purpurea and not one of the new sterile hybrids. Like the species, it is short-lived, fertile, and self-sows. The offspring may vary but tend to inherit the dark stems and the more intense flower color.

Like the species and the hybrids, it is highly susceptible to Aster yellows disease.

Positive

On Aug 29, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I really like the color and form of this coneflower. It has the brightest glow of all mine. The petals do stay up - drooping to flat at maturity. Average amount of flowers produced.

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