Photo Courtesy of NVK Nurseries

Echinacea Solar Flare (Coneflower)

(Big Sky™ Series) Large, deep magenta blooms surround a deep red centre cone and grow en masse above olive green foliage and almost-black stems. As the flower matures, the petal fade to a pretty dusty rose hue. Rapid growth rate.

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

Blooms early summer to mid fall
1-1.5 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

Other plants in the Big Sky™ Series


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP# 22,133