Bold pink flowers with bright orange cones attract pollinators to the summer garden. Like other coneflowers, it makes an excellent cut flower for fresh and dried floral displays. Makes a showy addition to borders, cutting gardens and naturalized areas. Drought tolerant, once established. Goldfinches and other songbirds love feasting on the flower heads in the fall and winter. Echinacea 'Bravado'
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter CareNo winter care needed.
Foliage TypeOvate to broad-lanceolate, dark green leaves.
Soil RequirementMoist well drained soil. Once established it is drought tolerant.
PruningDivide clumps about every 4 years. Plants rebloom without deadheading, but removal of spent flowers improves appearance.
Additional InformationIn the winter the dead flower stems will remain erect. If flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds who will feed on the seeds.
Unique CharactersticsMissouri Botanical Garden: Echinacea is a genus of seven species all endemic to eastern and central North America. Coneflowers bloom from June to August with some sporadic later bloom. Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.Genus name of Echinacea comes from the Greek word echinos meaning hedgehog or sea-urchin in reference to the spiny center cone found on most flowers in the genus.'Bravado' has 4 to 5 in. wide flowers that have light to rose-pink, horizontal petals and an orange cone. It grows 3 to 4 ft. tall and 1.5 to 2 ft. wide.