Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ ('CBG Cone2' PP18546)

Coneflower

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbriteª (ÔCBG Cone2Õ PP18546)

Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbriteª (ÔCBG Cone2Õ PP18546)

Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden


Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ ('CBG Cone2' PP18546)

Coneflower

One of our top 5 best-sellers. Easy presentation at retail due to its dwarf size. Narrow, dark green leaves and strong stems are topped by bright pink flowers with a dark cone for many weeks in summer. A durable hybrid with E. tennesseensis, E. angustifolia and E. purpurea genes. Introduced by: Chicago Botanic Garden

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 18-20"
  • Spread: 18-20"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: 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: 18-20"
  • Spread: 18-20"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: 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