|Size||26-30” tall by 24-30” wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||5(4)-9|
|Sun / Shade||full sun|
|Soil||moist, but well drained|
|Disease and Pests||none known|
|Landscape use||Borders, foundation plantings, small urban gardens, wildlife gardens, cutting gardens, containers|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Marmalade is a strong plant that supports truly double marmalade orange blooms. The color of the blooms is two toned. On some days, and in different light, it will look more tangerine-orange, but on most, it will look just like fresh marmalade from the jar spread onto your Sunday morning toast.|
|Propagation Methods||tissue culture, divisions|
|Bloom Time||Early to mid June for 8 to 12 weeks|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
We are thrilled to bring you this fantastic new selection for 2010/11.
With blooms the color of tart orange marmalade and stems as sturdy as the strongest selection, Marmalade will add another dimension to your garden. Layered with selections like ‘Hot Papaya’, ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Meringue’, you’ll be able to create a cutting garden that’s the envy of your neighborhood.
Marmalade is a medium sized plant with large, fully double pompom blooms that won’t disappoint.
The blooms are a light, yellowish-orange with many perfectly formed ray petals and a tufted bonnet of even deeper golden orange on top on the double cone. The plants are vigorous and healthy and have multiple buds per stem.
The foliage is narrow like the yellow coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa), one of it’s parents, but it is so deep green and glossy, it makes the perfect foil and base for the amazingly plentiful blooms.
This is one of the first to bloom in our Cone-fections Series.
Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden recently reported Marmalade as one of the top THREE cone flowers in the Lavin Evaluation Trial Gardens, the premier perennial evaluation garden in the U.S. Way to go Marmalade! It has overwintered for two years at the garden on the north shore of Chicago, so this is a super tough, blooming machine for sure.
Buy your Marmalade NOW at the following mail order nurseries:
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“When Arie showed me pictures of his latest Coneflower hybrid I was blown away! Echinacea Marmalade’s fully double flowers are amazingly large, fragrant, and held atop strong stems in the garden – it doesn’t get any better than this!” ~ Chris Hansen, Great Garden Plants
Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots? Here’s some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder’s Brothers Nursery in VA.