Eastern Coneflower, Eastern White Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Milkshake'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Milkshake
Additional cultivar information:(PP20594; Cone-Fection series)
Hybridized by Blom
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early 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:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-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

Regional

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

Hazard, Kentucky

Columbia, Louisiana

Boothbay, Maine

Broadway, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Clarksville, Tennessee

Seattle, Washington (2 reports)

Petersburg, West Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 12, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have 2 of these that are in the back of the flower garden and are only in their 2nd year here. We'll see how they do after a good year last year. I'll keep my fingers crossed.