Echinacea ‘Southern Belle’ PP 23493

The blooms resemble a fancy party skirt

Common Name southern Belle coneflower
Size 30-36” tall by 30-36” 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 Southern Belle has flat ray petals that stick out from the fully double, deep magenta colored cone like a formal pink pettiskirt. Arie has infused Echinacea tennesseensis into the mix giving this new selection extreme vigor, amazing bloom power and a super long life.
Propagation Methods tissue culture, divisions
Bloom Time Early to mid June for 12-14 weeks

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

We are thrilled to bring you this fantastic new selection for 2011/12.

The color saturation on each bloom of Southern Belle is quite unbelievable. Images look as if they have been altered, but it truly is that deep and bright. A true magenta in every sense of the word. Crayola would be proud.

This new selection is the first of our hugely popular Cone-fections series to name the long lived Echinacea tenneseensis , with it’s floriferous and super long blooming period, one of its parents.

The blooms of Southern Belle resemble a fancy party skirt and they last for weeks before fading to a softer pink. The blooming period of this plant may very well be the longest of any hybrid introduced yet.

Buy your Southern Belle NOW at the following mail order nurseries:

Jung

Forest Farm

 

Here’s a lovely article on line about how wonderful Southern Belle is in the garden and how long it blooms.

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/