Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea ÔPica BellaÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'

Coneflower

This unique cultivar is easily recognizable by its narrow, cupped, well-spaced, bright pink ray petals which extend horizontally from the orange-bronze cone. Its strong stems make it a great addition to cut flower bouquets. Displays excellent vigor like the species.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, 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: 24-36"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, 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