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