Species coneflower


Echinacea 'Moab Sunset'

The coneflower, Echinacea 'Moab Sunset', is a spectacular and vibrant perennial. With its distinctive daisy-like flowers, in shades of deep coral, bright pink, and soft yellow, it will definitely add pizzazz and color to any garden. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds flock to its large, long-lasting blooms and sweet nectar. Adaptable to most soils, it's drought and heat tolerant and requires minimal maintenance. With its long blooms and beautiful colors, coneflower 'Moab Sunset' is an amazing addition to any garden.


Herbaceous Perennial




Seed Propagation,Division,Root Cutting,Layering Propagation

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9


Orange Flowers


Full sun,part shade



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Coneflower (Echinacea 'Moab Sunset') should be watered every 7-10 days and should receive approximately 1-2 inches of water per session. Water deeply around the root area to help avoid shallow root growth. Soak the soil until the top 2-3 inches of soil is moist, then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. During the summer months, it may need to be watered more often if it gets very hot and dry. If you notice wilting, that could be an indicator that it needs water.


Coneflower (Echinacea 'Moab Sunset') grows best in full sun, which means 6 or more hours of direct sunlight each day. In many climates, this plant prefers more sun than most other flowers, so it is important to make sure that it gets enough light. The plant will grow and flower best if it is placed in an area that gets at least 6 hours of direct sun each day. In areas with intense summer sunlight, it is best to provide some afternoon shade for the plant. When grown in shade, the plant is likely to be leggy and may not flower as much. Coneflower also likes cool temperatures and should be planted away from any possibility of frost pockets.


When to Prune Coneflower (Echinacea 'Moab Sunset'): Coneflower should only be pruned in late winter or early spring when the plant is dormant. How Much to Prune Coneflower (Echinacea 'Moab Sunset'): Deadhead spent blooms regularly throughout the growing season by cutting them off at the stem. Cut the entire flowering stalk down to basal foliage (i.e. the foliage near the soil) when all blooms are finished. This will encourage the plant to produce more flowers. If the plant becomes leggy or overcrowded, you can prune the entire plant back by up to 1-third in late winter or early spring. This will promote fullness and help to keep the plant from getting too tall and leggy.


Starts Flowering

Echinacea 'Moab Sunset' typically starts flowering in late spring or early summer, usually in May or June.

Starts Flowering

Echinacea 'Moab Sunset' typically starts flowering in late spring or early summer, usually in May or June.

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Can coneflowers grow well in containers?

Yes, coneflowers can grow extremely well in containers. The best container for them is a large one as they prefer a lot of room to grow their roots. Additionally, be sure to use a fertile and well-draining potting soil and water regularly. Potted coneflowers should be fertilized monthly with a balanced fertilzer and divided yearly in order to ensure optimal health and flowering of these beloved plants.

Could coneflowers be used for landscaping?

Yes, coneflowers can be used for landscaping. They are generally perennials and come in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, burgundy, and white. They are very hardy and require little attention and care, making them a good choice for low-maintenance landscaping. When planted in clusters, coneflowers bloom throughout the summer and can provide beautiful colors and texture to your garden. Coneflowers are also very attractive to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds and can help you attract wildlife to your yard.

Could coneflowers be planted in a meadow?

Yes, coneflowers can be planted in a meadow. Coneflowers grow best in sunny locations and their long stems make them an excellent choice for a meadow landscape. They will enjoy sandy or loamy soils that drain well and need supplemental water during periods of drought. They can also be cultivated in areas with higher humidity, although they may require more maintenance and protection from insect pests. Coneflowers will add a splash of beautiful color to the meadow and will attract native bees and butterflies which can help to create a vibrant, natural environment.

Could coneflowers be planted in a meadow?

Yes, coneflowers can be planted in a meadow. They usually thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. If your meadow soil is too moist, coneflowers may not do well. It's best to prepare the soil with compost or aged manure and always water the plants in the morning to reduce the chances of disease. Coneflowers attract beneficial insects, butterflies, and birds, making them a great addition to any meadow.

Could coneflowers be grown as cut flowers?

Yes, coneflowers can be grown as cut flowers. A few varieties of coneflower, such as 'White Swan' and 'Double Decker', can handle being cut and put in arrangements. However, it is important to wait until the blooms are just beginning to open or fully opened to ensure that they last longer. For best results, cut the stems when the flowers are dry and bring them inside quickly. Proper care for the cut flower coneflowers should include changing water regularly and recutting the stems when needed. In general, coneflowers are an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements.

Is it true that coneflowers bloom for a long time?

Yes, it is true that coneflowers bloom for a long time. They are a hardy perennial flower which blooms from late spring until the first frost in autumn. The flowering period for these plants can last for up to 8 weeks, and the individual flowers last for about 10 days each. Coneflowers are a great addition to any garden, with their vibrant colors, long bloom time and ability to attract butterflies making them an excellent choice for any garden.

Should coneflowers be mulched in the winter?

Yes, coneflowers should be mulched in the winter. Mulching coneflowers helps to protect them from the elements, such as cold temperatures and harsh winds. It also helps to promote water retention and prevent weed growth. For optimal results, spread a layer of mulch around the base of the coneflowers, making sure to keep it slightly away from the stems and leaves. For added protection, consider using a thick layer of evergreen boughs or leaves. Just remember to remove the layer of mulch when temperatures rise in the spring, as the added protection can prevent the coneflower from getting its required light and water.

Are coneflowers biennial or perennial?

Coneflowers are generally thought of as a perennial flower, meaning that they can last for multiple years in an area and will be able to grow again year after year. While some coneflowers have the potential to be grown as a biennial, meaning that they will need to reseed and start over again after two years, they are more commonly grown as a perennial. This means that they will last much longer and can provide vibrant and cheerful blooms year after year.