Double Coneflower
Echinacea 'Coral Reef'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Coral Reef
Hybridized by Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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:

Cordele, Georgia

Long Branch, New Jersey

Elba, New York

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 25, 2010, jeeem from Seattle, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have two of these that arrived, slightly larger than plug-sized, in the fall of 2009. They overwintered outdoors in a large container, and then I planted them into other containers this spring and they are thriving. Lovely colors (I don't think the web page does the photos justice), strong stems, several buds on each plant.

Positive

On Mar 3, 2010, Tex68 from Long Branch, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I grew this from plugs too late in the season 4 of them. I did not expect them to bloom as they were planted in the ground late, yet all plants bloomed late in the fall. Hoping they'll survive the winter and get bigger next season.

Negative

On Jul 9, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

These are horrible. I tried two different plants. One I grew in a pot. The second one was planted in the garden. They both would not grow.

I ordered mine online and they sent plug-sized plants. They are very difficult to grow. If you must have this plant, it is advisable to try and find a gallon-sized plant.

Update: I gave this plant one more chance. I bought one more and it is now growing, but very very slowly.