Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella'
Echinacea 'Pica Bella' is a top performer in the mid-Atlantic region as rated by the Mount Cuba center in their on site trials. We haven't trialed this variety in our gardens, but are thrilled to start offering it due to rave reviews from peers in the industry. The key-points are abundant bloom set, bold colors, and prominent orange cones. The performance in various trials has shown it is a versatile plant for the full sun garden. A great choice for naturalized settings, planting en masse, and attracting pollinators to the garden. Also, a favorite seed of songbirds in the fall.
Mature Plant Size: 30" Tall, 24" Spread
Bloom Time: June-September
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.0
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring. If using a granular or scratch fertilizer apply an all purpose formula in early spring annually.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot
Photos courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center