Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Doppelganger') in the Coneflowers Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Doppelgänger
Double Decker
Doubledecker

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: July 2011Sometimes they produce doubles
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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: July 2011Sometimes Doppelganger produces the cute \"hats\"
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Location: VirginiaDate: Summer 2011Two years from seed first double blooms
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Location: My GardenNew bloom just starting to open.
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Location: Lenore, IDDate: 12-20-2014
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Location: Lenore, IDDate: 4-9-2015
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Date: 2016-07-06
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Dec 4, 2011 9:23 PM

I've had a few Doppelgangers for 4 or 5 years. They're tall coneflowers, around 4 feet.

The blossoms on my plants are inconsistent. A few flowers display the cute perfect "hat" sitting atop the blossom. Sometimes they just throw up an extra petal or two on top of the flower, pretty weird looking. Some just look like common purple coneflowers. Occasionally they display fully double coneflowers. These variations all occur on the same plant. I've posted pictures of the various flowers on this page.

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 17, 2013 8:51 PM

In ours, the top petals have become reduced over time.

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