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Echinacea Summer Sky
Echinacea Summer Sky
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Echinacea Summer Sky

Big Sky Coneflower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.196.560

(=‘Katie Saul’) This is the first bicoloured Coneflower, producing large heads of soft peachy-orange petals with a rose halo, surrounding the large orange-brown cone. Blooms are delightfully fragrant, the plants well-branched, strong and bushy in habit. 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. Although leaving some spent blooms on over the winter months provides food for finches and other birds. Dried seed heads also provide interest to the winter garden. A recent introduction in the Big Sky™ series from ItSaul Plants in Georgia. USPP#18783: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Echinacea Summer Sky

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
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
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.