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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer
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: Patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; stratify if sowing indoors From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
I see some of these photos and they show the plant not coming back true to it's parents flower form, this is a hybrid and it's showing clearly it's not the same flower as its parent in alot of the photos. i give this a thumbs down if you're looking for the same flowers as the original plant. It is a nice plant if you want a different flower that surrounds the parent. but i wanted all the same kind of flowers and i payed premium price for it too.
On Apr 27, 2008, fuchsiamama from Republic, MO wrote:
This is a beautiful plant. And yes, the blooms seem to last forever for me too. HOWEVER, when I bought 2 of them late last summer one was labeled 'Sunset' and the other 'Razzmatazz' with pictures that were much more like a classic echinanea. I did some looking on nursery websites and concluded they were both really 'Double Delight'. In comparing pics here it is hard to tell the difference between Razzmatazz and Double Delight.
On Jul 9, 2006, tripletmomma2K from Macomb, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I got one plant at a local nursery early this spring. It was in a 4" pot, and I paid $21.99.
I planted it in my perennial garden that gets full southern sun all day. It threw up 1 flower for me to see what it looked like (just stunning) and that flower lasted for WEEKS! It currently has about 8-9 flowers on it, and I'll assume that it will get much larger for next year. Mine doesn't currently need staking, but seeing the height of the purple echinacea that I have in that same garden but further down, I can see that it has potential for getting large.
I have saved one seed head, and plan on trying to see what type of plant will result from it.
On May 28, 2006, ALHiker from Gardendale, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
Got the last 3 remaining plants at Lowe's in fall 2005. They were only marginal in their appearance, didnt expect too much from them. This spring has been phenomenal! Over 20 flowers so far! My only complaint is that they grow so tall, they need support (over 3 ft). Love them!
On Nov 24, 2005, bonniewong from edmonton Canada wrote:
I paid $40 each for three medium sized plants in May, they started blooming in July non stop till October. This plant is definatly worth the wait, not like the overhyped Doppleganger. The blooms look amazing when they open with a green centre that fully matures to a cute pink powder puff. I would have bought more, but very pricey in 2005, I'm sure next year the price will be more reasonable.
On Nov 28, 2004, KRNYSGIRL from Clinton, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I got this Plant this Spring - it only produced about 4 flowers this first year - but they were quite striking. Next year should be a show stopper display. Looked great in my bed with other Echinacea, Daisies and Gallardia.
On Nov 24, 2004, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
I agree with the above comment. I received this plant when it was only a nub of a plant. I kept watering for almost a month before I saw any signs of life. By the end of September I actually was able to divide this coneflower in half. Beautiful flowers. I am not sure the seeds will replicate its parent.
On Nov 23, 2004, 8ftbed from Zion, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Received 3 small plants. Planted one inground and 2 in pots for friends. In all three locations it gained enough size to put up 3 - 7 blooms on a year old plant. While a single cone flower opens then over a period of days grows the "cone", the Razzmatazz initially opens with the skirt. Then the dome of petals gradually gets larger and individual petals in the skirt elongates. It's like a new flower every day for a week or more.
After it's matured it remains a showstopper for days and is unfazed by rain.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Clinton, Connecticut Beach Park, Illinois Lafayette, Indiana New Paris, Indiana Warren Park, Indiana Halifax, Massachusetts Bellaire, Michigan Macomb, Michigan Republic, Missouri Cut Bank, Montana Nelson, New Hampshire Canandaigua, New York Southold, New York Findlay, Ohio Highland Heights, Ohio Huber Heights, Ohio , Ontario Gresham, Oregon West Goshen, Pennsylvania Orangeburg, South Carolina Aberdeen, South Dakota Crossville, Tennessee Manchester, Tennessee Sweetwater, Tennessee Austin, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Paris, Texas Mc Lean, Virginia Enumclaw, Washington Kalama, Washington Vancouver, Washington Weston, West Virginia Menasha, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mount Horeb, Wisconsin Watertown, Wisconsin