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Echinacea purpurea 'Milkshake'
Common Name: Purple Coneflower Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)


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Notes:
Long-lasting, French vanilla, double flowers with falling ray petals and orange centres on sturdy plants to 32 inches in height. Blossoms do not discolour with age. From the Cone-fections Series which offers reliably hardy, very floriferous, stocky plants with strong sturdy stems. Wonderful planted en masse and superb as a cut flower. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot, dry, sunny spots with thin, average to poor soils for best overwintering.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Dry open woods, prairies and barrens.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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