Mix of pink, purple, wine, yellow, cream or orange echinacea adds color to naturalized areas, cutting gardens and borders. This colorful mix includes both single and double flowers. Easy to grow, echinacea is drought tolerant, once established. Pollinators will visit the blooms. If the flower heads are left standing in the fall and winter, goldfinches and other songbirds will feast on the seeds. Echinacea 'Paradiso Mix'
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.
Flower FormMix can contain single and double flowers.
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.Flowers bloom from late spring to late summer, sometimes with additional sporadic bloom until frost. Medium green leaves (to 6" long) are narrow-ovate. Paradiso mix is a blend of echinacea colors (including pink, purple, wine, yellow, cream and orange) and echinacea flowerhead types (inluding upright, drooping, recurved, spooned). A mass planting offers a complementary variety of colors and shapes.