Echinacea Butterfly 'Cleopatra' - Coneflower (photo credit: Stonehouse Nursery)

Perennials

Echinacea Butterfly™ 'Cleopatra'

Coneflower

Echinacea 'Butterfly Cleopatra' is a compact yellow coneflower with strong sturdy stems. The large 3 1/2" flowers are semi-double with the slightly curled petals flaring outward resembling a fluttering butterfly of the same name (Gonepteryx cleopatra). Very fragrant and well-branched habit. A butterfly and bumblebee magnet!! Leaving some spent blooms on the plants in the fall will provide food for wintering birds.

Additional:

A nectar source for the following butterflies--American Lady, Banded Hairstreak, Black Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Common Wood-nymph, Eastern Tailed Blue, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fiery Skipper, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Gulf Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Horace’s Duskywing, Little Glassywing, Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Peck’s Skipper, Red Admiral, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Red-Spotted Admiral, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spicebush Swallowtail, Swallowtail, Tawny-edge Skipper, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Zabulon

Height:

15-18 in

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Spread:

18-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea Butterfly™ 'Cleopatra'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea Butterfly™ 'Cleopatra'
Tall Bearded Iris Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Ozark Rebounder')
Creeping Phlox Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame')
Plumbago Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides )
Blazing Star Blazing Star (Liatris spicata )
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Diva's Choice')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Violet')
Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella')
Garden Pinks Garden Pinks (Dianthus 'Rockin™ Red')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Uptick Yellow & Red')
Blanket Flower Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades')
Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium prantense 'Dark Reiter')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Moses Fire')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel')
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