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Echinacea '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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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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


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:
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

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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DRW4710 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!

Negative thahalibut 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.

Positive pennefeather 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.


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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