Fragrant Double Blooms!


Colorburst™ Orange Coneflower

1-Quart
Item # 30881
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Echinacea Colorburst™ Orange PPAF

The central eye changes from brown to green to orange!
Plant Patent Applied For

Colorburst™ Orange demonstrates the ideal combination of double flowers, compact stature, sweet fragrance, and garden-tough performance! This pompon-style Echinacea is the absolute best of modern breeding, combining compact plant size with large double blooms in the latest colors . . . that change!

The huge, fully double pompons of tangerine-orange begin with a chocolate-brown eye. Over time this matures to green, and finally to orange that blends in with the long, slender, tightly-set petals. Magnificent!

These flowers appear from midsummer well into fall, carried on thick, sturdy stems that stand up to wind and rain and make very long-lasting cuts for the vase. Butterflies and bees adore this Echinacea in summer, and in fall, as the seeds dry within the central cone of each flower, songbirds come to feast! Get your camera ready and be sure to leave the final blooms on the plant so that the birds can eat their fill.

Colorburst™ is less than 3 feet tall and just under 2 feet wide -- compact indeed for an Echinacea, and packed with flowering stems rather than tall, rangy foliage. Like all Echinacea, it is very disease- and pest-resistant (unpalatable to deer and other nibblers!), content in just about any well-drained soil, and impervious to heat, humidity, cold, drought, and other stressors. Expect strong growth and good branching from this vigorous newcomer! Zones 4-8.

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Genus Echinacea
Variety Colorburst™ Orange
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
Plant Height 2 ft 4 in
Plant Width 22 in
Additional Characteristics Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Needs Deadheading, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower
Bloom Color Dark Brown, Green, Orange
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Canada, Guam
Deer Resistant Trees

As the deer population has boomed and food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these hungry animals.

Use physical barriers


A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.

Electric Fences
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.

Bird-Netting
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.

Plant Deer-resistant Varieties

Herbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.

Having a dog In the Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.

For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.

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Echinacea
Coneflower

Planting:

Set plants 18 to 24 inches apart, in a sunny or lightly shaded location with a rich, well-drained soil.


Maintenance:

Keep plants moist but not overly wet until established. Flowering period may be extended by deadheading (removing faded blooms). Divide every 3 years. Remove chance seedlings, as they will not come true to color.


Zones:

Zones 3-9

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.