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Echinacea purpurea 'Gum Drop'

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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: Gum Drop
Hybridized by Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2010

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

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
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive DCephasTX On Apr 29, 2013, DCephasTX from Lakewood Village, TX wrote:

One of the many coneflowers in my garden. I have collected and planted seeds from all of my varieties in the garden by simply cutting off the mature seed head and dragging it into the ground where I want them to grow. All have germinated and have green foliage now (Apr 29th) but won't know if they retained thier parent flower color till the first blooms break.

Neutral chavelonni On Mar 16, 2011, chavelonni from El Mirage, AZ wrote:

Not a lot of basal growth on this one. Beautiful magenta color that doesn't fade.

Regional...

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

El Mirage, Arizona
Elba, New York
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Little Elm, Texas



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