Echinacea x 'Sundown' (Asteraceae)
Selected from crosses of E. purpurea and E. paradoxa, the Big Sky Coneflowers provide a whole new range of exciting Echinacea colors. Notable for their sturdy growth and branching habit, these hybrids are also extremely vigorous. Petals are overlapped and slightly flexed for a full looking bloom. Mass together for swaths of Coneflower color, or mix with other Echinaceas for a rainbow of hues. 'Sundown' has vivid reddish-orange petals surrounding a brown central cone on particularly tall and vigorous 3' plants.
Bloom color: red-orange
Bloom period: early-summer
Container size: Qt.