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PlantFiles: Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Merlot
Additional cultivar information: (PP18814)
Hybridized by Korlipara; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral fresberg On Jun 22, 2008, fresberg from Fresno, CA wrote:

This is one of the most attractive plants in my garden, and the flowers are not only beautiful, but also fragrant. My summers get VERY HOT (100+ on too many days) and dry, but it has thrived. I use lots of compost/mulch, and that seems to work. However, it begins blooming with these gorgeous flowers, and then -- after the first few open -- the blooms' petals are eaten before they can even reach full size. Last summer -- the first summer I had it -- I found some weevils on them, and I thought those must be the culprits. Any suggestions? If it weren't for this problem, this would be one of the top three plants in my yard.

Regional...

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

Fresno, California
New Milford, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Iowa City, Iowa
West Monroe, Louisiana
Norton, Massachusetts
Sarver, Pennsylvania
Huron, South Dakota
Kalama, Washington
Watertown, Wisconsin



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