Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Echinacea x

 


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Echinacea x 'Merlot' (Asteraceae)
(ek-in-AY-see-a)
Merlot Coneflower

Echinacea 'Merlot' is a cross of unknown parentage from Terra Nova which brings out the darker reds and purples in the coneflower palette. Large 5" blooms of a dark rose-pink with orange center cones are held atop sturdy dark-red stems. Merlot blooms from late spring through summer on upright well-branched stems with multiple blooms. Cutting back extends bloom into fall.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2'
Zones: 3-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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