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Echinacea purpurea ‘Playful Meadow Mama’

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Summary

Playful Meadow Mama coneflower is an interesting introduction from the Dutch breeder AB-Cultivars.  The wider than usual flower petals are primarily an orangey-pink with white highlighted tips.  Although this color combination is attractive when the plants begin to bloom in late June, this feature does not hold its appeal for long.  The flowers do not age gracefully, fading to muted tones and with browning petals by early July.  The stems proved to be sturdy and held their form well with no flopping observed.


Details

  • Rating
    3.6 
  • Common Name
    Playful Meadow Mama coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    late June-early July 
  • Peak Bloom
    early July 
  • Flower Size
    4” 
  • Size
    30” x 24” 
  • Flower type
    Single