Echinacea (Coneflower) is an American native that has been a mainstay of gardens since the first ones were discovered in the vast prairies of the mid-west. Due to intensive breeding programs over the last decade, their popularity has skyrocketed. In addition to the initial purple and yellow, they now come in a rainbow of colors.
Only one, though, comes in a rainbow of colors on one flower! Butterfly Rainbow Marcella Echinacea comes in mouthwatering sherbet colors. It starts off a sassy tangerine dream and ages from the center out to a blushing raspberry-royale. The two-toned effect of the orange and pink together is luscious.
Plant Butterfly Rainbow Marcella in full sun and average soil and watch her explode with color. Once established she will bring you years of pleasure. She also becomes more heat and drought tolerant as the years go by.
These are beautiful cut flowers, too. The more you cut, the more they flower! Birds love the high central cones and if you let the flowers dry on the plant they make striking winter silhouettes.
Plant these kaleidoscope lovelies in your garden this year and enjoy years of mouthwatering beauty.
|Botanical Name||Echinacea purpurea 'Butterfly Rainbow Marcella'|
|Mature Height||15 - 18 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Tangerine-orange and Raspberry-Pink|
|Growing Zone Range||4-9|