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Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’

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Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’ is a compact double-flowered hybrid from AB-Cultivar’s Cone-fections™ series. The cotton white petals of this cultivar are intricately arranged and punctuated by contrasting orange bracts from the underlying cone. As the flowers age the orange bracts are eventually hidden from view by the extra browning petals.  As with the other doubles, the floral display of ‘Milkshake’ was attractive for a longer period of time then single-flowered species and cultivars, but pollinators showed little interest.


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  • Common Name
    Milkshake purple coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    late June-late July 
  • Peak Bloom
    early July 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    30” x 30” 
  • Flower Type