Echinacea Cone-Fections™ ‘Honeydew’ PP 24630

Blooms the color of ripe, crisp honeydew melon

Common Name Honeydew coneflower
Size 18-24" tall by 18-20" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4-9
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained, drought tolerant once established
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use Foundation plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Creamy greenish white ray petals surround a fully double lime green cone to give the plant a two-toned effect. Honeydew is a strong, well branched plant with multiple flowers on each stem.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time June to September

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

honeydew is a surprisingly refreshing new color in double coneflowers.  It really stays green and provided a much needed hip and comforting color to the bright summer garden color palette.  This is one heck of a well branched plant in the trials and  for that reason, we think it will make a lovely container or balcony plant as well as a cooling addition to any summer flowering border.

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.