BUBBLE GUM is a double coneflower in the DOUBLE SCOOP series of Echinacea cultivars from Ball Horticultural. This is an upright, free-branching, columnar coneflower that grows in a compact clump. It is noted for its large, slightly-fragrant, bubble gum pink double coneflowers (each to 4” diameter). Flowers bloom from late spring to late summer, sometimes with additional sporadic bloom until frost. Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones are often visited by songbirds that feed on the seeds. Drought, heat and humidity tolerant. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies.
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade (full sun brings out the most abundant flowering).
Soil type: tolerates poor soils, if soils are too rich the stems may tend to sprawl
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: dry to medium well drained (soggy soils are fatal to echinaceas)
Care level: easy (deadhead to prolong flowering)
Flower color: pink
Bloom time: late spring to late summer
Foliage Color: light green
Uses and Characteristics: Accent or specimen, massed, Border, container, grassland, cut flower, dried flower, long blooming, drought tolerant, fragrant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer resistant, winter interest..
Flower head size: large
Height:55-60 cm (21-23 inches) Width: 45-50 cm (18-20 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: Divide when become over crowded, every 4 years or so. Root cuttings taken in fall or early spring.
Echinacea Double Scoop Bubble Gum, Double Coneflower, Zone 3-8
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