The Echinacea After Midnight flower is popular among horticulturalists. This hybrid is a cross of the purpurea and paradoxa varieties.
The pink flowers have the hedgehog appearance that gave
rise to the plant’s name. Echino in Greek indicates that something is
spiny or prickly, like a sea urchin or hedgehog.
The mature plant
is 12 to 18 inches high. It needs sun and thrives in the spring and
summer. Some species are cultivated specifically because the root has medicinal value.
you don’t like watering your garden every day or have time constraints
that prevent you from doing so, this may be just what you’ve been
looking for. It tolerates drought well and the flowers are big and
Humans aren’t the only ones who appreciate Echinacea
After Midnight. It attracts wildlife with its color and scent. Seeds
for this cultivar are available from suppliers who will mail packets
directly to you, along with instructions for growing them.
plant the seedlings at least 8 inches apart. When the clumps get really
large, you should divide them. This should be done to the purpurea and
paradoxa hybrid every 4 years.