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PlantFiles: Coneflower
Echinacea 'Mango Meadowbrite'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Mango Meadowbrite
Additional cultivar information: (PP16636, aka Mango Meadowbrite, CGB Cone 3)
Hybridized by Palmer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral mt_horeb_garden On Jun 6, 2007, mt_horeb_garden from Mount Horeb, WI wrote:

This past winter was my first winter with this plant, and I was sure it did not make it until a couple of weeks ago. I was a bit reluctant to purchase, as my other Meadowbrite purchase (Orange, Art's Pride) did not make the winter several years back. I have eight other varieties of coneflower in my garden and they are all thriving and budding out. This plant is about 3 inches tall currently, and I am not sure if it even looks strong enough to bloom. I am giving it a neutral only because it may catch up, but I am not hopeful.

Positive Illinois_Garden On Jan 4, 2006, Illinois_Garden from Fox River Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Just like my comment on the Art's Pride (Orange) Meadowbrite, this is a weedier version of a standard echinacea, but an excellent rebloomer and comes back bigger each year. I love the "mango" blooms, though they're a bit more yellow and less gold in my soil. It's a great match with the orange variety.

Neutral bigcityal On Dec 6, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

As with Art's Pride ,I purchased this plant this year and have not overwintered it yet - so the nuetral rating. This plant was slow to come on, but was doing great by late fall.

Positive esw On Nov 20, 2004, esw from Haydenville, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Lovely mango color, much paler than the orange meadowbrite 'Art's Pride'. Another of the introductions from the Chicago Botanical Garden. *Jim Ault)Slightly fragrant. Open branching structure, rough narrow leaves.
My plant was just established this summer so hardiness in my zone is still uncertain.

Regional...

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

El Mirage, Arizona
Algonquin, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin



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