Common Name: Purple Coneflower

From Dr. Jim Ault, who also brought us E. ORANGE MEADOWBRITE™, comes this truly dwarf, pink coneflower.  Beginning in midsummer, a profusion of vibrant pink flowers with an orange cone are produced atop compact, knee-high plants with narrow, green leaves. 

This plant is the perfect size for growing in decorative containers, small courtyard gardens,  or near the front of the flower border. 

PIXIE MEADOWBRITE™ is a selection from a controlled cross of Echinacea [tennesseensis x purpurea] x [angustifolia x tennesseensis] made by Dr. Jim Ault of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden.  Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds.  The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.