|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|
|Date of Introduction||July 2012, Walters Gardens Exclusive until 2013|
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.
Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots? Here’s some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder’s Brothers Nursery in VA.