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Echinacea x. Smoothie™ Cherry Melon (Coneflower)

**NOT FOR SALE** This plant is no longer available. This page is retained for reference only.

(Smoothie™ Series) Petals that fade from deep fuchsia to bright orange tips droop from a large pink-orange spiny, flattened cone and grow on stout stems bearing narrow leaves. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar