About Echinacea Feeling Pink
Our beautiful new offering o Echinacea Feeling Pink has more compact and floriferous with numerous rosy pink flowers. They are bred to be tough and able to withstand the worse conditions of heat and drought while filling up those empty spots. They are a little shorter, averaging 20”, than other varieties so they fit in well. They bloom from May-June until September-October and can be used as a cut flower. Both the University of Georgia and the University of Minnesota list Echinacea as a deer resistant plant.
Echinacea Feeling Pink
Exposure: Mostly Sunny
Bloom Time: Early-Summer – Early Fall
Echinacea Feeling Pink Features: Deer Resistant, Cut Flower, Attracts Butterfly and Birds, Drought tolerant, Perennial
Planting and Growing Echinacea
Make sure your Echinacea “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!