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Echinacea 'Coral Reef'

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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.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

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:
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
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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jeeem On Jul 25, 2010, jeeem from Seattle, WA (Zone 8a) 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 Tex68 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 echinaceamaniac 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.

Regional...

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

Cordele, Georgia
Long Branch, New Jersey
Elba, New York
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington



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