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ECHINACEA 'Raspberry Tart' PPAF
What a berry of a coneflower! The compact, heavily flowering 'Raspberry Tart' has deep reddish purple flowers with rich brown central cones. This unusually coneflower flower has a double row of petals that angle downward. It is one of many interesting Echinacea developed at Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, Oregon.
Coarse dark green leaves line the stems of the hardy perennial ‘Raspberry Tart.’ Flowering begins in early to midsummer. The bright daisies have intense red-purple petals that surround prominent central cones. Butterflies, bees and other insect pollinators visit the flowers when they’re at their peak of bloom. As the conical heads age, they dry to brown and the seeds within are eaten by small songbirds.
Coneflowers grow best in full to partial sun and rich to average soil with good drainage. They are not overly water thirsty, but do check to make sure the soil is never too dry. Deadheading spent flowers keeps plants looking clean and attractive and will encourage continued flowering—though it is nice to leave a few seedheads for the birds. Plants will self-sow, though seedlings will not be true to parent. This tall selection may benefit from staking in windy locations. Some gardeners have reported this cultivar is not as reliably hardy as other coneflowers.
All coneflowers attract butterflies and provide seeds for hungry birds. They make welcome additions to sunny formal or naturalistic flower gardens.
9 - 2
5 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Red, Purple, Magenta, Brown
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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