Compact, Long-blooming, and So Beautiful! Flowers all summer long on well-branched, stress-tolerant plants. Welcome the Butterfly Kisses series of compact, richly colored, magnificent new Echinacea cultivars into your garden! 'Cleopatra,' named for the European butterfly Gonepteryx cleopatra of exactly the same shade of yellow, is the brightest addition you can find for the sunny border, with nonstop summer blooms that range from single to semi-double. No matter how limited your space, you can tuck 'Cleopatra' into a corner and transform the spot with radiant color.
'Cleopatra' sets lemony yellow blooms by the many, many dozen all over plants just 15 to 18 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. The flowers begin in early summer and continue all season, attracting bees and butterflies by the many dozen, and reappearing even more quickly if they are cut or deadheaded promptly. 'Cleopatra' is a spectacular cut flower for fresh and dried arrangements, and your most difficult decision while growing this lovely perennial is whether to let the blooms remain on the plant, beautifying the garden, or go into your best vase, transforming the house.
Like all Echinacea, 'Cleopatra' holds up well in heat, humidity, drought, cold, and other unfriendly environmental conditions. Pamper it the first season to get it established, then let it go. You'll find it able to withstand severe winters, bounce back from spring rainstorms, and weather summer thunder showers without dropping a leaf. A selection of the native North American Coneflower, 'Cleopatra' makes itself right at home in any well-drained soil exposed to full sunshine!
If you like 'Cleopatra,' be sure to take a look at its sister 'Julia,' a pumpkin-orange selection exactly the same size (and with the same bloom period) as 'Cleopatra.' The two Butterfly Kisses make an excellent combination planting.
Enjoy this easy, long-lived, thoroughly charming perennial in garden and container. Zones 5-9.
Echinacea purpurea 'Cleopatra'
Color of Bloom: Golden
Hardy Zones 4-9, Mature Height: 15-18"
Months of Bloom: Summer
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