Echinacea, Cheyenne Spirit
Echinacea x hybrida P/30”
This stunning first-year flowering Echinacea captures the spirit of the North American plains by producing a delightful mix of flower colors from rich purple, pink, red and orange tones to lighter yellows, creams and white. Intense colors, Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea blooms on well branched, durable plants needs no staking or deadheading. ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ does not require a lot of water, it is versatile and attracts butterflies to the garden. 2013 AAS Flower Award Winner and a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance. Zones 4 to 10.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors to 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. For better results, place seed in refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks before planting. Plant seed in sterile seed starting mix, just barely cover the seed and keep soil temperature at 70° to 80°. Transplant in soil amended with compost in when plants are at least 3” tall. Direct sow in early spring when a frost is still possible or in late fall in well prepared soil. Space plants 15” to 18” apart in full sun. Water plants regularly especially during hot weather. Cut flower heads off at the base or leave them on all winter for winter interest and to feed the birds.