- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
Ovation' is a purple coneflower cultivar that features rose-pink rays. It typically grows 30-36\ tall on rigid stems. Drooping rose-pink rays and large, pin cushion-like, coppery-orange central cones. Coarsely-toothed, dark green leaves (3-6\" long). Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter and, if flower heads are not removed, are often visited by goldfinches who perch on or just below the blackened cones to feed on the seeds. Echinacea comes from the Greek word \"echinos\" meaning hedgehog in reference to the flower's spiny center cone."
- Full sun to part shade
- Dry to medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. 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. Freely self-seeds if at least some of the seed heads are left in place, but flowers may not come absolutely true from seed. True form requires vegetative propagation.
Size and growth:
- 2.5 to 3.0 feet
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - August
Showy flowers, Birds, Pink, Butterflies, and Purple
Borders, cottage gardens, part shade areas of open woodland gardens.
No serious insect or disease problems.