Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Red Knee High') in the Coneflowers Database

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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)
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 1:21 PM

An impoved version of the older Kims Knee High coneflowers Red Knee High has deeper colored more vivid flowers but the same shorter plant habit. Actually I learned that Red Knee High is a sport of Kims Knee High. While I have both in my garden and like them both I do prefer the more vivid coloring of Red Knee High.

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