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Back to trial Echinacea for the Mid-Atlantic Region

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Echinacea ‘Sensation Pink’

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Summary

A product of the breeding efforts of Marco van Noort in the Netherlands, Echinacea ‘Sensation Pink’ produced one of the most vibrant displays in our trial. Intense, neon-pink flowers are held on dark stems that further accentuate their otherworldly floral color. In contrast to the exuberant blooms, ‘Sensation Pink’ manifests a restrained and more compact habit relative to its wild counterparts. While ‘Sensation Pink’ is undoubtedly a horticultural standout, it proved to have substantial ecological value as well. In fact, this cultivar was one of the five most pollinator-visited Echinacea in the trial. This is one truly sensational plant!


Details

  • Rating
    4.9 (Top Performer) 
  • Common Name
    Sensation Pink coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    mid June-late July 
  • Peak Bloom
    early July 
  • Flower Size
    3” 
  • Size
    31” x 32” 
  • Flower Type
    Single 
  • Pollinator Watch
    Pollinator Favorite