Coneflower
Echinacea 'Twilight'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Twilight
Additional cultivar information:(PP17651, Big Sky series)
Hybridized by Saul
Registered or introduced: 2005

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Red

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

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:

Elk Grove, California

San Leandro, California

New Haven, Connecticut

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Divernon, Illinois

Lebanon, Indiana

Manhattan, Kansas

Hebron, Kentucky

Easton, Maryland

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Mechanicville, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Hamilton, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Molalla, Oregon

Sherwood, Oregon

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Fombell, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Northampton, Pennsylvania

Ashaway, Rhode Island

Inman, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Blanco, Texas

Houston, Texas

Missouri City, Texas

Palmyra, Virginia

Hartford, Wisconsin

Menasha, Wisconsin

Kinnear, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 23, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

For information 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.

Positive

On Jul 6, 2006, nanny_56 from Putnam County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered this from Garden Crossings on line. It is still small but is blooming and the flowers are a very nice shade of red with red cones. I think when this plant is mature it will absolutely gorgeous! I am very happy with all of the Big SKy series which I planted this year!

Positive

On Feb 27, 2005, bentleygardens from Locust Grove, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Another great plant from Saul Nurseries. 3rd in the Big Sky series