My one star rating is not for the flower itself, it’s for the inconsistency of how they are shipped. I don’t think it’s acceptable to hard prune a plant in June, then ship it so that there are no blooms available for the season. I received some of these a month ago which were shipped just fine, and then I just received my new order and they were pruned so hard that there will definitely not be any blooms this year. When I wrote to the customer service department, they said that hard pruning is outlined in their guarantee. I didn’t see their guarantee anywhere, and if I knew that plants would come without the potential to have blooms this season, I would never have ordered them.
Butterfly 'Purple Emperor' Coneflower Echinacea hybrid
‘Purple Emperor’ produces large, fragrant, saturated magenta purple blossoms on sturdy, well-branched stems that are held in perfect proportion to the bushy clump of deep green foliage. As the flowers age, the tips of the petals turn a bit lighter pink but the center remains a bright magenta color.Drought TolerantAttracts:BeesBirdsButterfliesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:15 - 18 InchesSpacing:12 - 16 InchesSpread:12 - 16 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Magenta purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Deep greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Grow in sunny and hot locations with well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade, but best performance is in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.Butterfly 'Purple Emperor' Echinacea hybrid USPP 24,459
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