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ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fancy Frills'

Image of Echinacea purpurea 'Fancy Frills' PP17209

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fancy Frills' PP17209

Plant Common Name

Eastern Purple Coneflower

General Description

The particularly pretty 'Fancy Frills' has numerous purple-pink petals that are irregular and frilled. The fragrant daisies have orange-red to maroon cones and strong stems. They appear from late spring to early summer and will flower for longer if regularly deadheaded.

Purple coneflower is a dependable garden staple that is happiest when planted in sites with full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile garden soil. It self-sows freely and will sometimes flower in the first year from seed. The seedlings can be highly variable, and those of most named cultivars, like 'Fancy Frills', will not grow true to seed. This carefree native is an excellent choice for perennial gardens, mixed borders or wildflower plantings.

Coneflowers make great cutflowers. In addition, the fresh blooms attract butterflies and dry seed-filled cones draw seed-eating birds. Even better, purple coneflower is quite disease resistant and deer do not favor it.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    70'-74' / 27.6in - 29.1in

  • Width

    28'-30' / 11.0in - 11.8in

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, South-Central United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes