Sunday, September 13, 2009

Echinacea 'Cotton Candy'

Photo courtesy of rowrim

Echinacea 'Cotton Candy' is an improved 'Razzmatazz' although many incorrectly feel its the same flower. Cotton Candy is a bit larger and starts with a yellow cone. As it matures it eventually becomes double but the yellow center can be seen until the final finish. Strong stems make it a good cut flower. The big flowers do cause a bit of a flopping problem and may need to be staked in windier conditions.

Mature Height: 34 inches

Mature Width: 30 inches

Bloom Size: 4"

Form: Upright

Growth Rate: Fast

Light: Sun

Flower Color: Double Pink

Foliage Color: Green

Zone: 4-8

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