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Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower

Echinacea hybrid

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Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower

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Introducing the captivating Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower (Echinacea hybrid), a vibrant addition to any garden landscape. This stunning coneflower variety boasts a mesmerizing array of red hues, ranging from reddish-orange to pinkish red, creating a spectacle of color that is sure to draw admiration. Despite its shorter stature, reaching a mature height of 12 to 16 inches, this plant packs a punch with its bold and striking blooms, making it ideal for small spaces or as a border plant.

One of the most enchanting features of the Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower is its fragrant flowers that not only add visual appeal but also attract beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to a thriving ecosystem in your garden. Additionally, this resilient perennial is deer resistant, ensuring that your garden remains undisturbed and flourishing.

Thriving in zones 4 to 8, this easy-to-care-for plant is a beacon of low-maintenance beauty. With a preference for part sun to sun exposure, it blooms from summer through fall, providing continuous color and interest throughout the growing season. Its drought tolerance once established makes it a resilient choice for gardens in various climates, while its upright habit and lush green foliage further enhance its visual appeal.

Plant Attributes

The Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower (Echinacea hybrid) is a delightful perennial boasting a dazzling display of red flowers ranging from reddish-orange to pinkish red. With a compact height of 12 to 16 inches and a spread of 16 to 18 inches, it's perfect for small spaces or as a striking border plant. Not only is it visually captivating, but its fragrant blooms also attract bees and butterflies, contributing to a thriving garden ecosystem. This resilient plant is deer resistant and thrives in zones 4 to 8, blooming from summer through fall with a preference for part sun to sun exposure.

Its drought tolerance once established, along with its upright habit and lush green foliage, makes it low-maintenance and visually appealing. Whether planted in containers, mass plantings, or used as cut or dried flowers, the Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower adds versatile beauty to any landscape.

Landscape Use

The Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower is a versatile plant with various landscaping uses, including:

  • Border Plant: Its compact size and vibrant blooms make it an excellent choice for creating borders along pathways, flower beds, or garden edges.
  • Container Plant: Due to its smaller stature, it can be planted in containers to add color and interest to patios, balconies, or outdoor seating areas.
  • Mass Planting: Planting multiple Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflowers together can create a striking mass planting effect, especially when placed in sunny locations.
  • Cut Flower: The long-lasting blooms make it an ideal choice for cut flower arrangements, adding a pop of color to indoor spaces.
  • Dried Flower: The dried blooms can be used in dried flower arrangements or crafts, extending the plant's beauty beyond the blooming season.
  • Landscape: Whether used in traditional or contemporary garden designs, the Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower adds visual interest and attracts beneficial pollinators, enhancing the overall landscape aesthetic.

Planting & Care

To ensure optimal growth and blooming of the Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower, follow these planting and care guidelines:

  • Light Requirement: Plant in a location that receives part sun to full sun exposure. Aim for at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day for best performance.
  • Soil: Ensure well-drained soil with average fertility. While Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower can tolerate various soil types, it thrives in fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Watering: Once established, water occasionally, especially during periods of extreme heat or if planted in containers. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Maintenance: This plant is relatively low-maintenance. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering throughout the season. Divide clumps every few years to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor.
  • Hardiness Zones: Hardy in zones 4 to 8, Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower can withstand a range of temperatures but thrives in climates within these zones.
  • Height and Spread: Expect Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower to reach a height of 12 to 16 inches and spread 16 to 18 inches. Ensure proper spacing of 16 to 18 inches when planting multiple specimens.
  • Drought Tolerance: Once established, Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower exhibits good drought tolerance. However, regular watering is still necessary, especially during prolonged dry spells.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Remove any dead or damaged foliage as needed to maintain plant health and appearance.

By following these planting and care instructions, you can enjoy the beauty of Summersong™ Firefinch™ Coneflower in your garden throughout the growing season.

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Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Grass
  • Watering Needs: Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • Botanical Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Herbaceous
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Average Landscape Size: Fast growing; reaches 3-4’ tall and 1.5-2’ wide, in bloom.
  • Special Features: Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dramatic Foliage: Striking Fall Color
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Flower Attributes: Showy Flowers
  • Garden Style: Contemporary, Rustic
  • Design Ideas: Great upright grass for prairie and meadow gardens or for small patches within thematic wild gardens. Add a modern architectural twist by planting in rows and grids. Insert into native plant landscapes as well as traditional xeriscape compositions or plant in mass for a drift of almost year-round color. Perfect near water gardens or terraced patios where the breeze causes the airy plumes to sway gracefully.
  • Companion Plants: Bluebird, Raydon’s Favorite, Firework, Standing Ovation

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