A real punch of color - not just the deep rose-purple color, but the wide overlapping petals really send out a message of attention. Echinacea Pow Wow Wildberry's good basal branching makes for many 3-4" flowers that retain their color very well. Very long blooming. No deadheading necessary, but trimming keeps it looking tidy. 2010 All American Selections winner.
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.