Echinacea purpurea ‘Razzmatazz’ – Coneflower –


Echinacea purpurea ‘Razzmatazz’


comes in 1 or 2 gallon pots

E. purpurea – Rudbeckia purpurea – Purple Coneflower – This erect perennial found from Michigan to Virginia to Louisiana and Georgia grows 4-5′ feet tall and 18″ wide. It produces smooth, sometimes rough hairy, red-tinted green stems and ovate, toothed, rough hairy basal, dark green leaves, 6″ long, and ovate-lance shaped, toothed stem leaves. From mid summer to early autumn it bears daisy like flowers, to 5″ across, with conical, golden brown centers and partly reflexed, purplish-red petals, 1 1/4-3″ long.

Grow in deep, well drained, humus rich soil in full sun, although they will tolerate some shade. Cut back stems as the blooms fade to encourage further flower production and to prevent excessive self seeding. Divide every 3 or 4 years in spring.

zones 3-9