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Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower

Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'

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Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower (Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower flowers

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower flowers

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Height:  15 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Group/Class:  Cone-fections Series

Brand:  Plants Nouveau

Description:

This lovely echinacea produces lime green buds that open to white, with a cherry blush and lime green center; a perfect choice for planting in groups, along border edges, or in containers; great for flower arrangements, attracts pollinators

Ornamental Features

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented creamy white daisy flowers with cherry red streaks at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive lime green flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Cone-fections™ Cherry Fluff Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features