- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 1-2' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 1-2' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Pixie Meadowbrite™ Coneflower?
We love this little go-getter! Pixie Meadowbrite™ Coneflower is a petite, long-blooming Spirit that puts out a parade of pretty pink flowers in summer. Well branched and compact, it sort of reminds us of the Mums you buy in fall, but unlike Mums, this reliable perennial returns faithfully year after year. Pixie Meadowbrite™ is perfect for small urban gardens where space is at a premium; you can even grow it in a container on a sunny balcony. It’s also great for edging beds within larger landscapes. We see a promising future in this one.
Coneflowers are undergoing a revolution. It all began with the Purple Coneflower, a cherished Wildflower Spirit native to the Midwest, Southeast, and Southern Plains. This beloved prairie plant was once used medicinally by American Indians, and you will still find it today on drug store and supermarket shelves under its Latin name, Echinacea, as a supplement for treating colds. Purple Coneflower was used along with two other species of American Coneflowers by Dr. Jim Ault of the Chicago Botanical Garden to breed Pixie Meadowbrite™. In his hybridizing work, Dr. Ault was looking to combine a compact, floriferous habit with durability and longevity. Success!
How to use in the landscape?
Instead of hanging down like the typical Purple Coneflower petals, the petals of Pixie Meadowbrite™ are held out straight like a daisy. This makes an ideal landing pad for butterflies, which relish the flowers. Hummingbirds and pollinators of all types are fond of them, too.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 1-2' tall
Mature Width: 1-2' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 1-2' apart
How To Plant
For best results, plant Pixie Meadowbrite™ Coneflower in a sunny site or in a spot that receives shade only during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be of medium fertility and must drain freely. Cold, boggy soil in winter is not its friend. Deadheading spent flowers will keep plants looking their freshest, but the seedheads do provide winter interest, so leave them alone to enjoy four-season beauty. Cut old stems down before new growth appears in spring. Coneflowers love heat and are slow to emerge, so be patient.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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