Coneflower ‘Pink Double Delight’
* Common name: Coneflower ‘Pink Double Delight’
* Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea ‘Pink Double Delight’
* What it is: A double-flowering form of native purple coneflower with summer-blooming, 3-inch, pincushion-shaped pink flowers that have pink petals drooping around the edges like a skirt. Mildly fragrant, attractive to birds and butterflies, long-blooming, drought-tough.
* Size: 2 feet tall, space 2 feet apart.
* Where to use: Plant at least three in a cluster in a sunny perennial garden or mass on a sunny bank or border. Full sun to light shade.
* Care: Cut to ground at end of winter after foliage has browned. Scatter balanced organic granular flower fertilizer over the bed in early spring. Water usually not needed after first year. Snip off flower stalks after flowers brown if you’re a neat gardener. That also encourages repeat bloom.
* Great partner: Dwarf Russian sage ‘Little Spire,’ catmint ‘Walker’s Low’ or ‘Kit Kat’ or any sun-loving ornamental grass.