Coneflower
Echinacea 'Katie Saul'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Katie Saul
Additional cultivar information:(PP18783, Big Sky series; aka Summer Sky)
Hybridized by Saul
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

By dividing the rootball

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:

Vallejo, California

Denver, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Norton, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Tuckerton, New Jersey

Averill Park, New York

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Fombell, Pennsylvania

Roscoe, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Princeton, Texas

Mc Lean, Virginia

Concrete, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Hartford, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
2
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

On Aug 6, 2010, Vallejo from Vallejo, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

My plants are vigorous and growing well in Vallejo, but there's a problem with the flowers. Although the flowers last a long time, for most of that time the petals are an ugly parchment (dead or burned-looking) color. Ugh! Maybe that's what the first commenter meant about the color lasting better in the shade? (These are in full sun.)

Negative

On Aug 15, 2008, IvoryPetal from (zone 4a), QC wrote:

It died the first year I planted it. I bought another one the following year and it died again. I did not plant it at the same spot. I love the color of the flowers but it does not survive winter here.

Positive

On Jul 28, 2008, pennefeather from McLean, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

The flowers are beautiful, but this the second season in a row that the leaves are discolored. They turn whitish, as if suffering from powdery mildew. It doesn't seem to affect the flowers though.

Better color if they have some shade, since intense sun cause it to fade.

Neutral

On Mar 23, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

For info purposes only:

Developed by Itsaul Plants of Georgia, the Big Sky series of Echinaceas are crosses of E. purpurea -- the traditional Purple Coneflower -- and E. paradoxa. They are heavy-blooming, unusually long-lasting, and sport a range of brand-new colors for the family.

Positive

On Jun 9, 2006, bentleygardens from Locust Grove, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

The first two-toned coneflower in the Big Sky series. Just released!