Echinacea SUMMERSONG™ Firefinch™ US7,982,110 (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Coneflower
formerly known as LAKOTA™ Fire
This seed strain shows a variety of beautiful shades of red, varying from reddish-orange to pinkish red. Each 3½" flower has horizontal petals. With a shorter stature, it is a great fit for the front of the border, small spaces, and combination containers. Just like other Coneflowers, this will bloom nearly all summer long, all the way up to frost.
Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.
Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced, and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best, but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years.
Height: 12.0-16.0 Inches
Spread: 16.0-18.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) to Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early to Late Summer
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting