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Echinacea purpurea ‘Meringue’
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Echinacea purpurea ‘Meringue’
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Echinacea purpurea ‘Meringue’


CONE-FECTIONS Coneflower

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.650.430


A double-flowered Coneflower, this selection produces white petals surrounding a creamy-yellow pompom with apple-green centre. The pompom expands as the flower matures and turns a lighter yellow. Plant habit is upright, well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. This variety is similar to E. ‘Coconut Lime’ but shorter, has a more upright habit, is more floriferous and the flowers are more white. Part of the Cone-fections™ series introduced by AB Cultivars of the Netherlands. USPP#20537: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

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Echinacea purpurea ‘Meringue’


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
  Green
  White
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
Height
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Spread
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None
Growth Rate
   Medium