Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea is a mixture of red, orange, purple, scarlet, cream, yellow and white. The range of colors and sturdiness of the plant make it a great new addition to the already popular Enchinacea family. It is bread to branch more which provides more blooms and stand up to harsh weather. Echinacea can be spotted along roadsides and in fields. The most common is the ever popular Purple Coneflower. Echinacea gets it’s name from the Greek word echinos, which means hedgehog, because the center cone is thought to resemble the spines of the agitated critter. It is thought that Native Americans used Echinacea for more than 400 years for various treatments. It has also been used to treat ailments from scarlet fever to malaria. Today the common cold is thought to be helped by the ancient herb. There has been much research conducted in Germany over the benefits and uses of coneflowers.
Spacing: Plant 15″ to 20″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 30″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun to light shade.
Outstanding Features: Cheyenne Spirit was chosen as a 2013 All-America Selections winner. 2012 Fleuroselect Gold medal winner. It attracts butterflies and bees and is deer resistant.
Tips: Average water needs. Do not over water.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes, Cut Flowers ,Xeriscapes