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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 32 inches
Plant Spread: 30 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP22,612 (2012)

Common names
  • Coneflower

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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 23, 2014 3:01 PM concerning plant:
    Echinacea 'Raspberry Truffle' is a very pretty double-blossomed coneflower with an early to mid summer bloom time. Unlike single-blossomed Echinacea, the double-blossomed cultivars like 'Raspberry Truffle' do not attract pollinators. The bees and butterflies seem to not be able to access the nectar easily through the thick bloom cover, and so pass it by. If you are looking for a unique and pretty blossom color, this is it. If you are looking to attract the pollinators, you'll want to choose a single-blossom cultivar instead.
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On June 13, 2014 Obtained plant
Santa Rosa - qty 3
woofie On May 15, 2013 Obtained plant
No blooms the first year
jvdubb On June 1, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
First summer 2012 bloomed gangbusters. Summer 2013 plant barely emerged. Only a few deformed blooms. Summer 2014 plant rebounded. Looks healthy, not quite as many blooms as first summer
Catmint20906 On June 17, 2015 Bloomed
carpathiangirl On September 24, 2020 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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