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Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower

Echinacea 'Mac 'n' Cheese'

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Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower (Echinacea 'Mac 'n' Cheese') at Tagawa Gardens

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower flowers

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Mac'n'Cheese

Description:

Giant daisy-like flowers are a vibrant golden-yellow with chartreuse center cone; fragrant blooms make long-lasting cutflowers, attracts pollinators and feeds the birds at winter; use in naturalized areas

Ornamental Features

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented gold daisy flowers with chartreuse eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mac 'n' Cheese Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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