Large magenta-pink flowers sprout another set of petals atop the cone, in a most amusing and charming cap. It is as if another set of petals have flown in and perched. Echinacea Double Decker has single blooms often in their first year, but from the second year and thereafter it will produce a high number of double blooms.
Echinacea are considered one of the finest border plants. Flower petals radiate downward from a pronounced central seed head. Butterflies love the flowers, birds love the seeds, and we love the generous long-lasting bouquets. Carefree plants, flowers abound in early summer, then continue until frost.
Easy to grow, prolific bloomer. Deadheading will prevent seeding, but birds are crazy about the seeds, and the seedheads are attractive in the winter, especially in the snow. If removing them, leave the foliage at the base of the plant to overwinter. May be slow to emerge in the spring. These generally don't need to be divided, but can be divided in early spring or early fall.