Echinacea Cone-Fections™ ‘Butterfly Kisses’ PP 24458

A compact blooming machine

Common Name Butterfly Kisses coneflower
Size 12-15" tall by 15-18" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4-9
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use foundations, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, borders, small urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Reaching merely 12" tall with brightly colored, dependable blooms, Butterfly Kisses is the perfect addition to the already popular Cone-fections™ Series.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time June-September

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Strong, thick stems suport many, many bubblegum pink bloms on this compact and incredibly floriferous selection from Arie Bloom of AB-Cultivars in The Netherlands.  The blooms emerge with lime green centers that fade to deep pink and then to a golden yellow as the summer goes on.  This plant will bloon like an annual and it will make the perfect 1 gallon on a retail shelf.

For Growers

Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots?  Here’s some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder’s Brothers Nursery in VA.