Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella Coneflower

Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella Coneflower

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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

18 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Description / Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella Coneflower

The Echinacea Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella is a luminous gem within the acclaimed Butterfly™ series, cherished for its vibrant, compact echinaceas that are perfect for both smaller gardens and container gardening. This variety, the Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella, also known as the rainbow marcella coneflower, dazzles with its unique bicolor blooms. These flowers begin their display in vivid tangerine orange before gradually transitioning to soft lavender, creating a delightful sherbet-like swirl of color that is a magnet for butterflies and bees alike.

The transformative beauty of the Echinacea Rainbow Marcella doesn't end with its color-changing blooms. This coneflower variety is designed to thrive from early spring through early fall, providing a prolonged period of visual interest and garden activity. The blooms are not only large and showy but are also durable, maintaining their allure on the plant or in vase arrangements for an extended period. To maximize the flowering period of the Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella, gardeners are encouraged to cut or deadhead the blooms regularly. This practice stimulates the plant to produce new buds throughout the summer, ensuring a garden that's continuously brimming with life and color.

Reaching a modest height of 16 to 18 inches, the Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella is quite compact for an echinacea, making it an ideal choice for gardeners working with limited space. Despite its small stature, it boasts an impressive spread of up to 24 inches wide. Its hardiness is another notable feature; derived from Echinacea purpurea, a native American perennial, it exhibits remarkable resilience to a wide range of environmental stresses. From scorching heat and high humidity to cold and prolonged drought , the rainbow marcella coneflower stands strong. Its adaptability extends to various soil conditions, further solidifying its status as an easy-to-grow plant. Moreover, it's less appealing to deer and rabbits and resists most insect pests and diseases, minimizing garden maintenance and care.

Incorporating the Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella into your garden is not just about adding a splash of color: it's about embracing a plant that symbolizes strength, resilience, and the beauty of change. Its ability to adapt and flourish in diverse conditions makes it a testament to the enduring charm of Echinacea purpurea. Whether you're looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your garden, attract pollinators, or simply enjoy the simplicity of a low-maintenance plant, the Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella is an exceptional choice.

As gardeners, we seek plants that not only captivate with their beauty but also contribute to the biodiversity of our outdoor spaces. The Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella fulfills these roles beautifully, offering a long-lasting, vibrant presence that becomes a focal point in any sun-drenched landscape. Its seamless blend of visual appeal, ecological benefits, and unmatched resilience makes it a must-have for anyone looking to enrich their garden with a plant that's as easy to care for as it is beautiful.

By integrating the Echinacea Butterfly Rainbow Marcella into your gardening plans, you're choosing a plant that will delight and inspire from early spring to early fall, ensuring your garden remains a lively, colorful oasis throughout the growing season.

Echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is a hardy native perennial flower that is low maintenance, drought tolerant, and pollinator friendly. Available in a variety of colors, the purple coneflower is the most widely planted.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Echinacea
Species purpurea
Variety 'Rainb299'
Plant Patent PP28573
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Lavender, Multi-Color, Orange, Yellow
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Needs Deadheading
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Ornamental
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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