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Echinacea ‘Cherry Melon’
Echinacea ‘Cherry Melon’
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Echinacea ‘Cherry Melon’

Hybrid Coneflower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.650.950

The Smoothie™ series of Coneflower was bred to produce vigorous, compact plants with masses of unique, bi-coloured flowers. This selection produces large, single flowers with orange petals surrounding a pink centre. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds. Dried seed heads also add interest to the winter garden.

Further details for
Echinacea ‘Cherry Melon’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate