Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' - Coneflower (photo credit: Creek Hill Nursery)

Perennials

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Coneflower

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' offers well-branched, uniform, compact plants in brilliant colors. They bloom the first year, bounce back after wind or rain, need very little water to thrive, and repeat all season long without deadheading. Bright daisies of cream, yellow, gold, orange, scarlet, red, and purple top these stocky little plants from midsummer all the way into fall. Every color in the mix reaches about the same size, and the flowers are very long-lasting in the garden or vase. Best of all, Cheyenne Spirit demonstrates great resistance to wind and rain, bouncing back after a storm much more effectively than other Echinacea varieties.


In winter, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.

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

Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow and tolerate of a wide range of conditions, including drought and heat. Plant in full sun in average soil.

Height:

12-30 in

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Spread:

12-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Focal Point
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Container
Cut Flower
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
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Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Primal Scream')
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Lanceleaf Coreopsis Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata )
Goldenrod Goldenrod (Solidago 'Little Lemon')
Blanket Flower Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun')
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa )
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis Lil Bang™ 'Daybreak')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Solanna™ Golden Sphere')
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