Echinacea, Double Coneflower 'Pink Poodle'

Echinacea purpurea

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Poodle
Additional cultivar information:(PP19428)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 2007



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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



Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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


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

Chicago, Illinois

Menlo, Iowa

Toddville, Iowa

Norton, Massachusetts

Swansea, Massachusetts

Brownsville, Tennessee

San Antonio, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 17, 2016, Canarykeeper from Menlo, IA wrote:

This is year 6 for my pink poodle Echinacea. Unlike other Echinacea that died only after 1 year, this one keeps going and looks exactly like a zinnia in bloom. It does not get that fungus on its leaves, nor do the blooms wilt under the intense hot sun. I can't say enough praise for it. I was shocked to see so many negative reviews. My pink poodle blooms are HUGE and the plant gets bigger every year.
Wonderful plant.


On Jul 27, 2010, Biker1 from McLean, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Here is what Plant Delights Nursery says about 'Pink Poodle' in its July 27, 2010 e-newsletter:

"In other plant news, let's talk about Echinacea 'Pink Poodle', which we first listed in 2009. Well, as we say in the nursery business...woof, woof, woof. Yes, the name 'Poodle' should have clued us in, but indeed, it turned out to be a real dog. While we first trial almost all of the new plants that we offer, there are a small number that we will occasionally list from trusted breeders, or from where we regularly monitor certain breeding programs. On a very rare occasion we find that a stray dog has made it into the nursery and such was the case with Echinacea 'Pink Poodle.' After two years in our garden, only one flower out of several hundred turned out to be the nice double th... read more


On Jul 29, 2009, mwieder from Beachwood, OH wrote:

I have talked with several other owners of this plant and we all have experienced purchasing this plant and finding out that the blooms are not true to the image, but rather look more like 'Double Decker.' I would suggest anyone interested in acquiring one only buy it when you see the plant you're getting in bloom as there is a very high incidence of plants not being as advertised due to tissue culture propagation.


On Jul 8, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought 3 of these and only 1 looks like the proper bloom style. 2 of them look like what an Echinacea "Double Decker" is supposed to look like.

Another problem with this plant is poor basal branching which means this plant is not going to have many bloom stalks for you. Plant growth regulators will be required to make this plant more full. This lack of branching also means this plant's winter survival rate is very likely to be poor.

I would be more positive about this plant had it matched the plant tag the way any plant should. Terra Nova is bad about doctoring the images on their website. If you look at them, you will see that they are all flower arrangements that are cropped to make it look like an actual plant is growing. This is very deceptive and should... read more