Botanical Name: Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
Common Name: ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Coneflower
Description: ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Coneflower provides a mix of flower colors including gold, scarlet, orange, rose-red, cream, purple and yellow. This series is grown as a mix, so there’s no way to tell which color the individual plant will be until it blooms. But no matter which colors it blooms, they are all beautiful. Give this coneflower sun to part sun, moist but well drained soil, and step back and watch the show year after year! It grows 2-3′ tall x 1-2′ wide. This is a nativar perennial that blooms late spring till fall and attracts all the pollinators to your garden. Drought, heat, and humidity tolerant. Excellent as a cut flower. Deer don’t like its rough leaves too much. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every four years). Plants rebloom well without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers encourages continued bloom and improves general appearance. If flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.
Fun Fact: With its great attributes and strong garden performance, echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ was a Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner in 2012 and also was recognized as an All-American Selections Flower Award winner in 2013. ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ is a well-branched, strong-performing, low-maintenance and first-year flowering perennial that deserves the accolades it has received and would be a worthwhile addition to any perennial program. ~GPN Mag~
Genus name of Echinacea comes from the Greek word echinos meaning hedgehog or sea-urchin in reference to the spiny center cone found on most flowers in the genus.
Hardiness Zones 4 – 9