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Echinacea - Pow Wow Wild Berry / Size 1
Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry / Purple Coneflower

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Product Code: ECHPOW1

Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry'

Overall Description

Pow Wow Wild Berry Echinacea is a flowering perennial that was specially developed to have several noteworthy characteristics when compared to most other varieties of Echinacea ( also referred to as Coneflower ) commonly seen in the marketplace. It was an All American Selection Award Winner for all flowering plants in 2010. Pow Wow Wild Berry has very intensely colored dark rose / magenta blooms on a rather compact plant with an enhanced basal branching habit..........which directly results in more flowers per plant. This particular variety also requires no trimming, pruning, or deadheading of old flowers - unless you just like to do that kind of thing.

Blooms average 3" - 4" in diameter, and begin to appear in early summer continuing to bloom until late fall. The flowers have multiple petals, and make excellent cut flower arrangements. Pow Wow Wild Berry also has good hardiness, and will come back each spring in most all of its recommended hardiness zones. Makes a great care free choice for any area that might call for some serious color, but where lots of space is not an option. Has also shown itself to attract butterflies just as effectively as most Butterfly Bushes, and has shown good drought tolerance. Just an all around good perennial flowering plant with great color. Can't go wrong with this one!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 12" - 16" ( flowers usually extend up to around 24" )

--Mature Width : 12" - 16"

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast ( 8" - 14" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 9 will suffer some branch die back in the coldest zones, but will still come back in spring. We strongly recommend pruning the entire plant down to a height of 3" - 4" after the first frost, and then covering with a healthy layer of composted leaves / pine needles, etc for extra insulation over the winter. Remove composted leaves / pine needles in early spring.

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - best blooming, and best color in full sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to moist & fertile - well drained with plenty of organic matter is preferred. Mulching also strongly recommended for best results. Mixing some good grade potting soil with native soil when first transplanting will greatly benefit this plant.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous Perennial - nice dark green foliage is dense towards the base of this plant, with long, green, delicate looking ( but very sturdy ) flower stalks extending up to almost 24"

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Provides a continuous show of intensely colored dark rose pink / magenta colored coneflowers. Flowers are multi-petaled, much like Daisies, with a dark, arched, somewhat protruding center........giving it the name of "cone" flower. Flowers appear starting in early to mid summer, and last right through until fall frost.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious threats are known to exist for this variety, although can never rule out the occasional garden snail, slug, or other related commonly seen garden inhabitants.

--Recommended Spacing :
14" - 18" apart for most garden planting situations - can be grouped into plantings of 2 - 3 plants in one location with a tighter spacing if desired.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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