|Common Name||Purple Emperor coneflower|
|Size||15-18" tall by 18-24" 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||Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Bright magenta-purple blooms in mass on a compact sturdy plant make for the perfect middle of the border plant. Bees and butterfly love the colorful, numerous flowers.|
|Propagation Methods||tissue culture|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
Introducing our newest line of echinacea from breeder Arie Blom of AB Cultivars in The Netherlands. The Butterfly™Series. The plants in this new series are all named after butterflies. Cleopatra, Julia, Purple Emperor and Orange Skipper are all 15-18″ tall, they have full, yet single blooms and all are vibrantly colored. These are perfect “end cap” plants for garden centers and perfect middle of the border plants for anyone’s garden.
Buy Purple Emperor here!
Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots? Here’s some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder’s Brothers Nursery in VA.