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Echinacea x Solar Flare

Solar Flare Coneflower (Coneflower): Patent PP22133

Noted for its compact growth and enormous flowers with dark brown centres and magenta-red petals. This prolific bloomer is also fragrant.

  • »  Huge flowers of magenta-red with a chocolate cone
  • »  Horizontal petals make the flower appear larger
  • »  Sturdy, black stems
  • »  Sweetly fragrant blossoms
  • »  Bloom Time: Midsummer to frost
  • »  Flower Size: 15 cm

  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:60-80 cm
  • Spread:50-60 cm
  • Bloom Color: Magenta
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Lt. Sum-Fall
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Echinacea x 'Solar Flare'

A cross between Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea paradoxa.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Echinacea x 'Solar Flare'

Echinacea thrives in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. They are drought tolerant once established and adaptable to heat and poor soils. Taller cultivars may grow leggy and require staking if grown in dense shade. Regular deadheading is recommended to improve appearance, but not necessary to increase bloom time. Direct, sun exposure helps develop proper, flower pigmentation. Pay special attention to plant depth: crown must be at or slightly above soil level.