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Echinacea 'Summer Sun'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Sun
Additional cultivar information:(PP22197)
Hybridized by Van de Aardwegh
Registered or introduced: 2010

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Orange

Gold (Yellow-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

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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

Regional

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

Monroe, Connecticut

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Peoria, Illinois

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hartford, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 1, 2011, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Compared to some of the echinacea cultivars being pumped out these days this one so far has an impressive vigor for its first season. I have trialed some cultivars and do not buy any cultivar of echinacea unless I can see one at a nursery growing well, lush and sturdy. Summer Sun appears to be a tough performer opening flaming red then fading to golden orange. I will update my experience next summer.