Echinacea ‘Guava Ice’ PPAF

A Cool New Color for our Cone-fections Collection

Common Name Guava Ice coneflower
Size 24-30” tall by 24-36” wide
USDA hardiness Zones 5(4) – 9
Sun / Shade Full sun.
Soil Average garden soil, well drained.
Moisture moist, but well drained to get established, once established, it is very drought tolerant.
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use Mixed border, foundation plantings, mass plantings, urban gardens, cutting gardens.
Market appeal / Uniqueness Guava Ice has enormous, fully double guava colored blooms on thick, upright stems. It's a unique color, but a super-strong, sturdy plant with loads and loads of four inch diameter blooms.
Propagation Methods Tissue culture, divisions.
Bloom Time Late June for 14 to 16 weeks.

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

We are proud to be releasing this new selection which comes to us, once again, form the fantastically strong breeding lines of breeder Arie Blom of AB-Cultivars in The Netherlands. This selection is new to growers for 2011 and will not be available at a retail level until late 2011/early 2012.

This is a strong plant in the garden covered with healthy, deep green strapey foliage. Thick lime green stems hold the truly gigantic blooms way up high as they fade from deep orangey-pink to a cooling shade of guava.

We adore this novel color and we’re so impressed that the stems can support these buxom blossoms and never flop. The reflexed ray petals are the color of ripe guava fruit and they balance the enormous, fully double cone.

Every time we look at these blooms, we crave a fruity snow cone.

Buy your Guava Ice NOW at the following mail order nurseries:

Song Sparrow

Forest Farm Nursery

 

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.

http://www.greenhousegrower.com/video/plant-culture/v-echinacea-production-tips/