Echinacea SUNSEEKERS 'Scarlet'

Echinacea
Echinacea SUNSEEKERS 'Scarlet'
coneflower
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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SunSeekers is a coneflower series of several flower colours all of which are stunning, rich, and non-fading. Plants have exceptional vigour and dense habit. SunSeekers Scarlet produces flowers of a unique shade combining scarlet red and some warm orange hues. They are borne atop strong, green stems which widen at the top. The cone is rather flat, golden orange at the bottom with dark red tips. SunSeekers coneflowers have strong and rather short stems with dark green, narrowly lanceolate leaves.

Flowering begins in early July and continues until early autumn. If you have seedlings you can expect flowers from the first year. They attract butterflies, bumble bees, and bees, too, can find a way to suck some nectar from them. Regular deadheading will promote formation of new buds and flowers.

The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful if slugs are present in your garden. Since coneflowers emerge quite late, often when slugs are already in their lethal strength, they could gobble up newly emerging foliage totally and thus destroy the plant before it even comes out.

Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy. It loves full sun. It is suitable for mixed borders with perennials, or can be used as a flowering feature among low shrubs and conifers, and looks lovely when planted in a mass in a container on patios and balconies. Fertilizing will help especially young plants establish, and continuous production of flowers. Fully hardy to min -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 17-06-2017
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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