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Coneflower 'Emily Saul'


Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Emily Saul
Additional cultivar information:(PP18768, aka After Midnight, Big Sky Series)
Hybridized by Saul
Registered or introduced: 2006



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Suitable for growing in containers


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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


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

Loveland, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Wayzata, Minnesota

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Ravenna, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Mc Lean, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 20, 2010, DRW4710 from Loveland, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Big Sky After Midnight' - This plant is said to grow to mid-size, 18" or so, but it has gone wild in my south, sunny bed. It is at least 24" tall and blooming profusely for the second year. Also, I had a leak in my drip system and it got over watered for weeks yet still did really well!


On Jun 11, 2010, thahalibut from Bayamon, PR wrote:

Planted last year & bloomed ok. Plant MUCH smaller this year & probably wont come back next year. Too bad, the blooms are very nice.


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

After midnight is a dwarf coneflower. It has a dramatic dark stem, and cone. The petal color is deeper than magnus. In my garden, it was the last coneflower to bloom this year, eventhough it is a two year old plant.