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    Kim's Knee High Coneflower

    Echinacea 'Kim's Knee High'

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    Kim's Knee High Coneflower (Echinacea 'Kim's Knee High') at Hartman Companies

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower flowers

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower flowers

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    Plant Height:  18 inches

    Flower Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Description:

    Stunning compact flowers in bright pink with ray-like petals and rich harvest golden centers, strong stems make for great cut flowers, tolerant of drier conditions, ideal for low-water gardens

    Ornamental Features

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented pink daisy flowers with harvest gold eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Kim's Knee High Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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