Thursday, December 17, 2009

Echinacea purpurea 'Mistral'


An improved Kim's Knee High. More compact and more flowers. Here is the description from the patent application, The present invention comprises a new and distinct cultivar of Echinacea, botanically known as Echinacea purpurea, and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name ‘Mistral’. The new cultivar originated from a naturally-occurring branch mutation of the Echinacea purpurea cultivar ‘Kim's Knee High’, U.S. Plant Pat. No. 12,242 discovered in 2005 in an outdoor nursery of the inventor in Mijdrecht, The Netherlands.

Mature Height:
15-18 inches

Mature Width: 12-15 inches

Bloom Size: 3.5"

Form: Short

Growth Rate: Fast

Light: Sun

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage Color: Green

Zone: 4-8

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