Fatal Attraction Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'

 

‘Fatal Attraction’ is a compact purple coneflower that is distinguished from species plants by its slightly upturned magenta purple rays that do not droop, its large flattened orange-bronze central cones, its sweet fragrance and its near black flowering stems. It typically grows in an upright clump to 26” tall on stems clad with dark green leaves. Flowers bloom from June to early September, sometimes with sporadic later bloom. Dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones are often visited by goldfinches that feed on the seeds. Drought tolerant once established.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Fragrant
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Dry Areas
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Xeriscape
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Fall
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance.

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