A striking new bicolor echinacea discovered as a natural mutation of Magnus. Green Twister blooms abundantly with horizontally arranged lemon-green petals which transition to light pink and carmine red near the central cone. Flower stems lengthen and thicken after the first year.
Gardeners and florists alike will appreciate Green Twister for the easy to blend colors, long, strong stems, and extended vase life.
Green Twister echinacea will flower the first year when started early. Growth is robust and uniform, plants grow up to 40 in. tall while blooming from July through September. Green Twister is winter hardy to zone 3, and will overwinter more reliably than vegetatively produced echinacea hybrids.
Growing Green Twister Echinacea Seeds
Plant Echinacea Seeds: Sow echinacea seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and cover lightly. Kept at 70°F., germination averages 10-21 days. Can direct sow echinacea seeds into prepared seed beds, ⅛ in. deep in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 18-24 in. apart. Thin to the strongest seedling.
Tips for producing beefy echinacea plants under fluorescent lights: To maximize vegetative growth after germination provide 18-24 hours of artificial light per day. Move your echinacea plants outdoors when natural day length has reached 13+ hours (early to mid April). If plants that bloom quickly are your priority, provide 9 hours of light per day for the first two weeks after germination, and then 14 hours per day thereafter.
Grow Echinacea: Full sun. Echinacea will tolerate some drought once established; performance is better with regular water. Purple coneflowers attract bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Blooms are long lasting when cut. Plants are deer resistant. Our favorite echinaceas to grow in containers are Cheyenne Spirit, the Powwows—Wild Berry and White, and the Prairie Splendors—Deep Rose, Rose Compact, and White Compact.
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