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Harvest Moon™ coneflower

Echinacea 'Matthew Saul'

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Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

This is one of the Big Sky™ series ( E. paradoxa crossed with E. purpurea ), bearing fragrant, earthy-gold petals and golden orange central cones. These hybrids have all inherited the large green leaves, strong branching stems, wide flower petals, and profuse blooming tendencies of E. purpurea .

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAttracts butterflies, bees, and birds in winter if cones are left on plant.

CareGrow in deep, well-drained soil in full sun. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Cut back stems to promote more flowering and reduce excessive self-seeding. Deadheading prolongs flowering.

PropagationDivide clumps in spring every 3 to 4 years. Take root cuttings from autumn to early winter.

ProblemsLeaf miners, powdery mildew, bacterial spots, and gray mold. Vine weevils may feed on roots.

  • Genus : Echinacea
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Pollinators, Cut flower, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flowers, North American Native, Showy Seed Heads
  • Uses : Color, Dry areas, Foundation Plantings, Front Yard, Sun
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Bloom Time : Late Summer, Summer
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : North American Natives, Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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