Lemon Drop Coneflower
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Echinacea. From the always superior Cone-fections series comes this delightfully unusual coneflower that is almost all cone! Huge, vibrant lemon-yellow ball-shaped cones have just a few backward facing yellow petals. Flowers appear in great numbers in mid to late summer and are geniunely dazzling. Height 15-18". No. 1 root.
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It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting.
Echinaceae grow well in full sun to light shade in any well-drained soil and are quite drought tolerant once established. Plant with crowns just under soil surface. Space plants 18"-24" apart.
Deadhead the flowers to encourage continued bloom. Dig and divide in spring or fall if they start to die out in the center or outgrow the space.