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
Bloom Color: Red-Orange
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Blooms repeatedly
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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
On May 12, 2013, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:
I spent $17 for this at a nursery- more than I'm usually willing to spend on one perennial. It did well at first in my zone 4 garden, got a few flowers and they were a beautiful color. Mid summer, one side of it started wilting and by the end of the summer it looked dead. (I watered it plenty) Sure enough, it did not return this spring. May have been something in my soil. I'm debating trying it again but I hate wasting perennial dollars!
On Aug 1, 2009, michael6725 from New Milford, CT wrote:
I like the color, although mine are a bit more orange than red, and they don't fade too fast. They seem well branched as well. I hope they make it through the winter, because I have plans to combine them with echinacea maui sunshine next year.
On Jul 8, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I like the color. However, the color doesn't last very long and tends to take on pinker tones. The first bloom was a nice size, but subsequent blooms are half the size and not symmetrical. The petals are uneven and not uniform like the pictures used to market these.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
New Milford, Connecticut Fort Lauderdale, Florida Cordele, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Hebron, Kentucky Clearbrook Park, New Jersey Long Branch, New Jersey Broadway, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Geneva, Ohio Ravenna, Ohio Salem, Oregon Brownsville, Tennessee Paris, Texas Amelia Court House, Virginia Kalama, Washington