Echinacea Butterfly™ Series

Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella™ ('Rain299' PP28573)

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Photo Credit: AB Cultivars

Photo Credit: Plants Nouveau


Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella™ ('Rain299' PP28573)

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Bred by AB-Cultivars in the Netherlands, the Butterfly collection includes very well-branched, vigorous, hardy, single-flowered cultivars. Rainbow Marcella bears fragrant, soft orange and pink bicolor flowers. These plants grow quickly to fill out 1-gal containers fully and have fantastic presentation at retail. Excellent for pollinators and songbirds.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 15-18
  • Spread: 18-24
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Orange Shades, Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 15-18
  • Spread: 18-24
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Orange Shades, Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

For strong, multi-stemmed, finished plants, plant our vernalized plugs after March 15 once the plugs have broken dormancy and are ready to grow. Daylength is key: 13+ hours of daylight is a necessity when finishing Echinacea.

If planting the summer prior to sale, start early enough to obtain complete rooting before the beginning of fall. Ease up on fertility in early fall to allow plants to go naturally dormant. Clean up the foliage only after plants are completely dormant. Avoid excessive moisture and temperature fluctuations during winter.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes