Echinacea 'Merlot'

Merlot Coneflower


Herbaceous Perennial

Merlot is an exceptional selection of the classic perennial coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'). Pink blooms held aloft on dark, sturdy stems are a magnet for bees, butterflies and hummers!

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Description

Size: 24 - 36 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Native Plant

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Summer, Jul, Aug, Sep
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Naturalize, Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Medicinal / Therapeutic
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading


Plant Combos

Bright Blooms with Black and Yellow Foliage

Focus: Mixed Border
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Low Maintenance Foliage Combo for Sun

Focus: Curb Appeal, Saving Water, Year-round Interest
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 8, 9

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Deep Pink Blooms with Backdrop of Contrasting Foliage

Focus: Mixed Border
Exposure: Full Sun, Morning Sun, Part Sun
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Summer Blooms Followed by Red Stems in Winter

Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Monochromatic Perennial Combo with Varied Flower Shapes

Focus: Color Theme, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Long blooming, Low Maintenance Mixed Border for Sun

Focus: Mixed Border
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Perennials and Grasses with Continuing Thread of Burgundy and Blue

Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 8

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Long Blooming Perennial Combo for Sun

Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Plant Combo with Great Structure and Spring to Summer Blooms

Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Long Blooming Perennial Combo for Full Sun

Focus: Saving Water
Exposure:
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Vivid Pink and Dark Red Perennial Blooms

Focus:
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Waterwise Summer Blooming Plant Combo

Focus: Cutting Garden, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Native and Habitat, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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Bright Blooming Duo of Rose and Coneflower

Focus:
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Summer Blooming Perennials and Grasses for Full Sun

Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Cheery Yellow Foliage Enhanced by Summer Blooms

Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water, Year-round Interest
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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