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Coneflower, After Midnight
Echinacea x 'Emily Saul'
Type:Perennials
Zone:4
Fertilizing Code:04/08 to 04/09
Pruning Code:10/23 to 10/24



Description:
A dwarf coneflower which produces dark, reddish purple flowers similar in size and shape with the species. The smaller stature of the mounding blue green leaves makes the normal size coneflowers stand out a bit more than usual.

Care Instruction:
Soil and Moisture: Coneflowers prefer average to lean soils without heavy organic matter. Water regularly when young, but quite drought tolerant once mature. Best flower production will occur when kept moist.
Fertilizing: These plants are light feeders, and often no fertilization is required. A light sprinkling of 10-10-10 granules in the spring is more than sufficient.
Trimming: After the foliage has died back due to frost or freezing weather, cut back to the ground and remove debris.
Division: Coneflowers do not need to be divided, but doing so every 5 or 6 years will keep the plants vigorous.