|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:
Here’s a lovely article on line about how wonderful Southern Belle is in the garden and how long it blooms.
Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots? Here’s some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder’s Brothers Nursery in VA.