Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry: An Exciting New Introduction in Coneflowers.

Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry Coneflower

ECHINACEA purpurea PowWow Wild Berry is a new seed variety of Coneflower that is a 2010 AAS Flower Award winner.  It’s a variety released by breeder Jian Ping Ren, Phd a PanAmerican breeder.  According to Ren, “As we were evaluating a large field of Echinacea, a vibrant color immediately caught our attention, and all plans to breed a ‘standard purple’ coneflower flew out the greenhouse windows. The color of PowWow Wild Berry was so strong that we chose to focus our complete attention on it. In addition to the amazing color we concentrated breeding efforts on PowWow’s shorter, bushy and very well-branched habit and free-flowering nature. We’re thrilled with PowWow Wild Berry, and are happy this All-America Selections award-winner has been well-received.”

Wild Berry is a compact form that appears to have more blooms in year one and two than previous seeded varieties of coneflower. You should start to see this in finished one gallons (or similar sizes)  throughout the United States and Europe in 2011.  Pow Wow  is a series that will also be available in white.

Height: 16-20 inches

Width: 20-22 inches

Bloom Color: Pink to Light Pink

Bloom Size: 3-4 inches

Zone: 3-9

Light: Part Sun to Sun

Flower Time: Mid to Late June until September

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