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Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: PowWow Wild Berry
Hybridized by PanAmerican Seed
Registered or introduced: 2010
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

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

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Cos Cob, Connecticut

Debary, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Ferriday, Louisiana

Albertville, Minnesota

Kasota, Minnesota

Wellsville, New York

Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Walterville, Oregon

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Rockvale, Tennessee

Los Fresnos, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

6
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 20, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is an improvement on the species in many ways: more compact, more floriferous, bright unfailing color. It is also a stable seed strain, meaning you are likely to get the same attributes from its seedlings. I try to not collect all the seed however, because it is an important Winter food source for finches and other small songbirds.

Positive

On Jun 4, 2014, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have 7 or 8 coneflowers and this is my favorite! The color is fabulous.. bright and clear and never fades! Its a cross between pink and purple and stands out up close or from a distance. Its shorter than most but a nice size and never flops over. Highly recommend!!

Positive

On Jul 16, 2013, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I transplanted this as a "refugee" last spring (moved from one home garden to our new home garden.) Despite less-than-attentive care last summer, it settled in and has done very well, and is a prolific bloomer, albeit on the short side (not necessarily a bad thing.) This year, it has survived three underwater "adventures" when we received extended rainfalls.

Positive

On May 16, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The florets on this echie are very short. I don't know whether there's something wrong w/ my plant or the florets are naturally short.
Mar 2012: Blooms look fine this season. Changed rating to positive.

Positive

On Jan 16, 2011, Danny112596 from Los Fresnos, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a great plant for attracting butterflies and adding color to your garden! From Spring to Fall, Pow Wow Wildberry Coneflowers are growing and producing large flowers, but in Winter in zone 10, they loose most of their growth but remain green and produce what I call Winter Flowers, which are smaller versions of their growing season form.

Neutral

On Jan 15, 2011, edder from Deer Lodge, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:

Product Profile: http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=02410171402497...

Positive

On Dec 24, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

It is said that this plant can bloom 20 weeks after sowing seed. No dead-heading needed to keep it in bloom. AAS winner for 2010. Color supposedly does not wash out.