Echinacea Butterfly™ ‘Purple Emperor’ PP 24459

A perfect mass of perky purple blooms.

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
Bloom Time June-September

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.

 

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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/