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PlantFiles: Coneflower
Echinacea 'Twilight'

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

31 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl 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 nanny_56 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 bentleygardens On Feb 27, 2005, bentleygardens from Locust Grove, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

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

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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