|Size||30-36” tall by 30-36” 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||Southern Belle has flat ray petals that stick out from the fully double, deep magenta colored cone like a formal pink pettiskirt. Arie has infused Echinacea tennesseensis into the mix giving this new selection extreme vigor, amazing bloom power and a super long life.|
|Propagation Methods||tissue culture, divisions|
|Date of Introduction||June 2011|
|Bloom Time||Early to mid June for 12-14 weeks|
We are thrilled to bring you this fantastic new selection for 2011/12.
The color saturation on each bloom of Southern Belle is quite unbelievable. Images look as if they have been altered, but it truly is that deep and bright. A true magenta in every sense of the word. Crayola would be proud.
This new selection is the first of our hugely popular Cone-fections series to name the long lived Echinacea tenneseensis , with it's floriferous and super long blooming period, one of its parents.
The blooms of Southern Belle resemble a fancy party skirt and they last for weeks before fading to a softer pink. The blooming period of this plant may very well be the longest of any hybrid introduced yet.
Buy your Southern Belle NOW at the following mail order nurseries: