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ECHINACEA purpurea 'Meringue' PPAF
Eastern Purple Coneflower, Meringue Coneflower, Purple Coneflower
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Uniquely colored in an apple-green pastel, Meringue purple coneflower is an herbaceous plant that is native to the eastern United States. This cultivar, however, was selected from plants bred in 2006 in The Netherlands. In early to late summer, long, sturdy stems bear light yellow-green daisy flowers with large conical centers of similar yellow-green that look like pompons. Bloom time may be extended if their spent flowers are trimmed off, or deadheaded.
A dependable garden staple, Meringue coneflower self-sows freely but not aggressively. This perennial is happiest when planted in sites with full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Attractive to butterflies and deer resistant, coneflower is an excellent choice for perennial gardens, mixed borders or wildflower plantings. When dry, its seed-filled cones attract seed-eating birds like goldfinches.
9 - 1
3 - 8
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
16"-21" / 40.6cm - 53.3cm
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Light Yellow, Yellow Green, Light Green
Brown, Sandy Brown
Green, Dark Green
Green, Dark Green, Brown
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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