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Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Double Delight
Additional cultivar information: (PP18803; Cone-Fection series)
Hybridized by Blom; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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:

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

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8 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cottelpg On Jun 30, 2014, cottelpg from Hamilton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I am not a huge fan of Echinacea. The exception to that statement is Pink Double Delight. The plant creates an explosion of vibrant color in my garden. I love the individual bloom as well as the visual display that a clump of them creates from a distance. One knock on Echinacea is that the newer hybrids are short lived. Mine have survived three years now and the last of those winters was particularly harsh. Pink Double Delight lives up to its name.

Positive JenDion On Oct 28, 2012, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Excellent cut flower - lasts forever. Interesting color variation of flowers at different stages of development.

Positive nconway567 On Jun 22, 2011, nconway567 from Valdosta, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Absolutely love this variety. My two plants have tons of blooms and it never seems to stop producing new buds.

Neutral rwbigfoot On Jun 28, 2010, rwbigfoot wrote:

It does tend to be top heavy i agree with another post it has to be staked and a peony ring will work great

Positive InsaniD On Mar 31, 2010, InsaniD from Columbia, MO wrote:

Very pretty and did well. Only just starting to show signs of waking up after winter, but looks like it made it.

Positive Tex68 On Mar 3, 2010, Tex68 from Long Branch, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Plenty of flowers, deadhead to promote blooming till frost. Have a tendency to flop to ground. A peony ring support is a simple solution.

Positive gmary On Nov 6, 2009, gmary from Union, KY wrote:

Love this plant. It is shorter than most echinacea and well behaved. In full sun it flowered beautifully Great for a small garden. Adapted well to transplanting. It was overwatered by a soaker hose left on and never showed signs of stress. One of my favorites.

Positive SusanLouise On Aug 17, 2009, SusanLouise from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

A very well behaved plant...pretty blooms and the Goldfinches love the seeds!

Positive rampbrat On Apr 27, 2009, rampbrat from Abilene, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

Just got this plant last year. Bloomed great through the fall. Leafed out this spring before my regular coneflower and already has a bloom. Of course we've already had several days in the 80's already.
Have to be careful not to over-water, but so far I'm very pleased!

Neutral saya On Feb 10, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Introduced in 2006. Plantbreeder is Arie Blom, Netherlands (Vleuten).


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

Jacksonville, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Des Plaines, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Union, Kentucky
Cumberland, Maryland
Norton, Massachusetts
Farmington, Michigan
Columbia, Missouri
Republic, Missouri
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Long Branch, New Jersey
Tuckerton, New Jersey
Averill Park, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sapphire, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Geneva, Ohio
Hamilton, Ohio
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Manchester, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Spring, Texas
Newport News, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Olympia, Washington

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