Echinacea, Orange Coneflower, Meadowbrite Coneflower 'Orange Meadowbrite'


Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Meadowbrite
Additional cultivar information:(PP15090; aka Art's Pride, Orange Meadowbright)
Hybridized by Ault
Registered or introduced: 2004



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun





Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:



Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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

Seed Collecting:

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


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Algonquin, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Hagerstown, Maryland

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wayzata, Minnesota

Fairborn, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Conroe, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Weston, West Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 27, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This habit of this coneflower is like its parent the western prairie coneflower: thin leaves and petals and stems like a poppy. I have the meadowbright planted in a section of the garden that is well-drained and limed and I don't water it much. The plugs I bought took a full year before producing significant growth and flowers. The flowers are very fragrant.

After two years this plant disappeared. Pity, it was beautiful.


On Oct 5, 2011, carush from Ann Arbor, MI wrote:

I love the look of this plant! I got "Art's Pride" three years ago from High Country Gardens. I think it is a cultivar from E. paradoxa which is why it has glossier narrow leaves and a snaky flower stem -- does well among other plants around 24" high to stay upright. The plant has done beautifully, filled out nicely -- was able to divide in the second year. Sadly, Art got aster yellows phytoplasma this year along with most of the other cones in my garden, so I had to pull it and throw away. I did not bother to save seeds because the plant is sterile. HCG does not have this any more -- would appreciate sources.


On Jul 22, 2011, snowgarden from Leavenworth, WA wrote:

I really want to like this plant - I love its color and the elegant, narrow, slightly reflexed ray petals - but it's the most puny Echinacea I've ever grown - maybe the most puny plant I've ever grown! Would love to hear that someone has had success with it. Just because I'm a sucker, I'm also trying its brother, 'Mango Meadowbrite,' which seems a bit more far.


On May 31, 2008, intercessor from Fox River Valley Area, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Issues: Stems broke off in wind, plant would wilt only a day or two after watering. Didn't come back from winter :*(
Planted in spring of 2007.


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

While this plant is weedier than the standard purple coneflower we're used to, it's a great rebloomer. Next spring will be my third summer with it, and it's just gotten better every year!


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

I cannot vouch for the winter hardiness so I have to rate it nuetral for now. It has nice color, a little different form leafwise.
update 5/15/06 - both Meadowbrites did not make it through the winter when it was easier on most plants.


On Nov 13, 2004, esw from Haydenville, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Marvelous deep orange to red orange flowers, slightly drooping, brown cone. Open plant, with narrow leaves. There were many blossoms the first season after receiving small plant from mail-order. Unfortunately I cannont comment on hardiness as the root was devoured by voles just as the weather cooled. I will try again with protection.