The deep rose-purple 3 to 4 inch flowers retain color on the plant longer than many other coneflowers. In addition, Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry' blooms continually without deadheading. Growing to just 24 inches tall, it is also excellent for containers. This plant has already been tested across the USA and Canada and it passed with flying colors.
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Genus species: Echinacea purpura
Common name:Purple Coneflower
Unique qualities: Flower color, branching and plant size
Flower size: 3 to 4 inches
Flower form: Single daisy
Plant height: 20 to 24 inches
Width: 12 to 16 inches
Garden location: Full sun
Garden spacing: 16 to 18 inches apart
Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 20 weeks for June flowering
Closest comparisons on market: ‘Primadonna Deep Rose,’ ‘Prairie Splendor’ and ‘Magnus’
This perennial blooms in its first year, approximately 20 weeks after sowing. Seed should be sown before the end of January in order to experience the most prolific and uniform flowering, by June of the first year.
Seeds are available from Harris Seeds. I planted their seeds and got excellent germination at about 80%.
Companion Recommendation: Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' really sets off the intense bloom color of Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry'. Since this Echinacea is a seed strain, the bloom color can vary. If you want a more intense color, try finding these for sale locally while they are in bloom. That way you can easily pick the most intense color available. The plant to the left was chosen from a batch of around 50 plants.
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