Echinacea Solar Flare

Big Sky™ Series Coneflower

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Intense Fragrance
Fireworks on a stick! Glowing magenta red blooms unfurl from starburst-shaped petals bursting into wide-petaled 5-6” daisy-like flowers. The intensely fragrant, dazzling blossoms encircle chocolate centers atop deep burgundy stems – a showstopper! From the Big Sky™ Series, Strong well-branched stems. Expect lots of ‘butterfly kisses’ as they flit and flutter throughout this lovely plant to sip nectar from the vibrant blooms. Echinacea provide a spectacular show in any sunny summer border.

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Intense Fragrance
Fireworks on a stick! Glowing magenta red blooms unfurl from starburst-shaped petals bursting into wide-petaled 5-6” daisy-like flowers. The intensely fragrant, dazzling blossoms encircle chocolate centers atop deep burgundy stems – a showstopper! From the Big Sky™ Series, Strong well-branched stems. Expect lots of ‘butterfly kisses’ as they flit and flutter throughout this lovely plant to sip nectar from the vibrant blooms. Echinacea provide a spectacular show in any sunny summer border.

Code ECSF

Patent #22,133

Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Medium 24-36"

Spacing Plant 18-24" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal, Clay

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Winter Interest
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant

Echinacea General Information

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Echinacea Plant Care

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October