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: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: 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: Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

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

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