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Echinacea ‘Snow Cone’

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Echinacea ‘Snow Cone’ is an outstanding cultivar introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens in Hebron, Illinois. This pocket-sized hybrid is one of the most compact coneflowers in our trial. Fully grown, it reaches 2.5′ in height and width, making it a perfect choice for container gardens or the front of a border. Despite its modest size, ‘Snow Cone’ puts on a first-class floral display from mid–June though late July. During peak bloom, this cultivar’s foliage is almost completely obscured by a profusion of 3″ snowy white blossoms. In addition to a standout floral display, ‘Snow Cone’ is reputed to be a long-lived plant, a trait associated with its Echinacea tennesseensis parentage.


  • Rating
    4.6 (Top Performer)  
  • Common Name
    Snowcone coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    late June-late July 
  • Peak Bloom
    mid July 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    24” x 19” 
  • Flower Type