Echinacea Cone-Fections™ ‘Pink Sorbet’ PP 18817

An award winner with loads of blooms.

Common Name Pink Sorbet coneflower
Size 18-24" tall by 24-30" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 5(4) – 9
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundations, borders, urban gardens, containers, cutting gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Pink Sorbet is every grower and gardener's answer to a super strong stemmed, pink double coneflower. It's the perfect middle of the border pink perennial.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time June through September

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Echinacea ‘Pink Sorbet’ is brand new from breeder Arie Blom of AB Cultivars in the Netherlands. This plant took top awards at the ISU  (International Stauden Union) trials and Plantarium in The Netherlands last summer. It is a gem of a plant. Strong, sturdy stems hold up large, fully double bubble-gum pink blooms. This is the perfect plant for shipping on racks.  Pink Sorbet has super stiff stems that hold up it’s fully double, pompom bloooms and never flop – even after a heavy rainstorm.  If you’ve been waiting for a stronger pink double in the medium size range – Pink Sorbet is for you.

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/