Echinacea 'Green Jewel'
Common Name: Coneflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 - 8
Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet
Bloom Time: May to August
Blooms: : Light green rays with dark green cone
Foliage: Medium green leaves (to 7” long) are narrow-ovate to ovate.
Features: Attracts Butterflies & Birds, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Good Cut & Dried Flower
‘Green Jewel’ is a coneflower that features bright light green rays and dark green center cones. It is an upright perennial that has well-branched stems that do not need staking. Large flowers (to 4-5" diameter) feature bright light green rays surrounding rounded, dark green center cones. Flowers bloom from late spring to late summer, sometimes with additional sporadic bloom until frost. Flowers have a mild but sweet fragrance. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones are often visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.
Border fronts, rock gardens, cottage gardens or part shade areas of open woodland gardens. Best in groups or massed. Attractive specimen/accent.
Sun: Full sun to Part Shade
Water: Dry to Medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance.
No serious insect or disease problems.