Another great addition to our ever-growing, popular line of Cone-fections series from the breeding brilliance of AB-Cultivars in The Netherlands. With blooms the color of tart orange marmalade and stems as sturdy as the strongest selection, Marmalade will add another dimension to your garden. Layered with selections like 'Hot Papaya', 'Milkshake' and 'Meringue', you'll be able to create a cutting garden that's the envy of your neighborhood.
Marmalade is a medium sized plant with large, fully double pom pom blooms that won't disappoint. The blooms are a light, yellowish-orange with many perfectly formed ray petals and a tufted bonnet of even deeper golden orange on top on the double cone. The plants are vigorous and healthy and have multiple buds per stem. The foliage is narrow like the yellow coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa), one of its parents, but it is so deep green and glossy, it makes the perfect foil and base for the amazingly plentiful blooms.This is one of the first to bloom in our Cone-fections Series. Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden recently reported Marmalade as one of the top THREE cone flowers in the Lavin Evaluation Trial Gardens, the premier perennial evaluation garden in the U.S. Way to go Marmalade! It has overwintered for two years at the garden on the north shore of Chicago, so this is a super tough, blooming machine for sure.
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