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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (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
On Aug 26, 2010, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
Love this coneflower! It is one of my favorites! I have had great success with it this first year. I planted a nice size pot of them and they took off this summer! They are beautiful and a great yellow. I have them in front of a lilac bush and I think it has protected them from direct sun, which is maybe why they are so yellow? So I recommend some shade. They have bloomed beautifully! I posted two pictures of them for you all. I have collected the seeds from the dried ones and am spreading them all over my gardens, I love them so much!
On Jul 26, 2010, Rat_Wrangler from Bay City, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
I just planted this in the spring but so far I am very pleased with it. The flowers are a lovely pale yellow they make a nice contrast against my Penstemon "Mystica"s purple leaves. The stem with the most blooms (8 or so) is a bit floppy, but it leans against the penstemons and so far hasn't needed a ring or support. I'll be interested in watching this plant mature into next year etc.
On Jul 22, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
VERY VERY negative! These have random quilled petals that totally ruin the look of the blooms. The blooms fade so quickly that if you blink you'll miss the yellow. After a short while they look like a sick "White Swan" that has deformed blooms.
These are a total waste of money unless you like something out of Chernobyl growing in your garden.
On Mar 23, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
For info. only:
Developed by Itsaul Plants of Georgia, the Big Sky™ series of Echinaceas are crosses of E. purpurea -- the traditional Purple Coneflower -- and E. paradoxa. They are heavy-blooming, unusually long-lasting, and sport a range of brand-new colors for the family.
On Jul 6, 2006, nanny_56 from Putnam County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
I added this plant this spring and it has been a pleasant surprise. It has been a prolific bloomer. I will mention that I bought a good healthy plant from local nursery so I had a head start versus mail order. It definitely stays!
On Dec 6, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
Nice coneflower, tough grower.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Fairfield, California San Leandro, California Glastonbury Center, Connecticut Cordele, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Edwardsville, Illinois Saint Charles, Illinois Waukegan, Illinois Williamsville, Illinois Lebanon, Indiana Hebron, Kentucky Topsfield, Massachusetts Bay City, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Miesville, Minnesota Dexter, Missouri Wilber, Nebraska Cape May Court House, New Jersey Long Branch, New Jersey Bolindale, Ohio Coshocton, Ohio Fremont, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Highland Heights, Ohio New Miami, Ohio Blackburn, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , Ontario Dallas, Oregon Deschutes River Woods, Oregon Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania North Augusta, South Carolina Clarksville, Tennessee Houston, Texas Missouri City, Texas Lexington, Virginia Kalama, Washington Weston, West Virginia Hartford, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Menasha, Wisconsin Mount Horeb, Wisconsin River Falls, Wisconsin Watertown, Wisconsin