‘Kim’s Knee High’ coneflower is a compact version of the species. It blooms from midsummer into early autumn, with prominent, copper-orange central cones surrounded by drooping, rose- or purple-pink ray petals. It will reach 24 inches if not cut back.
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.
PropagationSow seed at 55°F in spring. Divide 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 : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut flower, Deer Resistant, North American Native, Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
- Uses : Color, Dry areas, Foundation Plantings, Front Yard, Sun
- Tolerance : 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
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest