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Echinacea 'Gum Drop'

Gum Drop Coneflower

Coneflower

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A fabulous selection with a feathery dark-pink pompom center surrounded by a broad brim of rose-pink petals; sturdy stems are great for flower arrangements, attracts pollinators and feeds the birds at winter; use in naturalized areas

Description

A fabulous selection with a feathery dark-pink pompom center surrounded by a broad brim of rose-pink petals; sturdy stems are great for flower arrangements, attracts pollinators and feeds the birds at winter; use in naturalized areas

Landscape Attributes

Gum Drop Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gum Drop Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Gum Drop Coneflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (4 feet with the flowers)

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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