Echinacea 'Cleopatra'

Ray petals like a fluttering butterfly.


Size 15-18” tall by 18-24” wide
USDA hardiness Zones 5(4)-9
Sun / Shade full sun
Soil moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use Borders, foundation plantings, small urban gardens, wildlife gardens, cutting gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Cleopatra is a strong plant that supports single, lemon yellow blooms. A compact, yet sturdy plants, this new selection will make the perfect 1 gallon plant or middle border mass. Named after a European butterfly of the same color, this new selection will brighten any garden spot.
Propagation Methods tissue culture, divisions
Date of Introduction June 1, 2011
Bloom Time Early to mid June for 8 to 12 weeks

Angela’s Garden Notes:

From the ever-evolving breeding program at AB Cultivars come their first break through single coneflower.  Named after a butterfly of the same name, Cleopatra's bright, deep golden color is reminiscent of the wings of her namesake.  A bright and sunny addition to any garden, th

is compact, yet sturdy, well branched plant makes the perfect border or massing plant.  It' also really great in a container of patio planting.

I'm really liking the way the petals are semi double and how they float with a slight curl, one on top of the next, making it look like a fluttering petal (or butterfly wings) in the wind. The deep, grass green foliage contrast well with the bright, golden petals.

Cleopatra makes the perfect partner for our Campanula 'Freya' and other, boldly colored coneflowers like Echinacea 'Guava Ice' and 'Southern Belle'.

 

Buy Cleopatra here! 

For Growers

Having trouble finishing the new hybrids in pots?  Here's some useful growing information from Paul Westervelt of Saunder's Brothers Nursery in VA.

http://www.greenhousegrower.com/video/plant-culture/v-echinacea-production-tips/