Echinacea purpurea ‘Bravado’
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Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado' was selected for its large and profuse flowers. It is a bold, sturdy perennial with dramatic daisy-like, red purple flowers and a large orange cone-shaped center, hence its common name, Coneflower. A long flowering perennial, use it in combination with other late season delights. Bravdo's rich color combines well with paler hues, like the fine white-streaked foliage of Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'. It also makes an excellent companion plant with hardy geraniums, tall campanulas and asters.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: occasional watering during dry weather
Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: variegated, orange, silver
Great Color Partners: purple, pink, lavender, gold
- Culture Notes
- Purple cone flower requires a location in full sun and rich sandy to well-drained soil. Once established it will only need occasional watering during dry weather. Although it can tolerate clay, very wet winters can rot out the crown and severely damage or kill the plant. Remove spent blooms to encourage flowering through early fall.