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Similar but less problematic plants:
Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea
Native alternative(s) for Echinacea 'Secret Lust':
Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Aster pinnatifida Aster pinnatifida
Allium Alllium
Viola sororia Viola papilionacea

Echinacea 'Secret Lust'

Phonetic Spelling
ek-in-AY-see-a
Description

Secret Lust Coneflower is a double fragrant flowering perennial with a compact habit growing 2-3 feet tall.  The flowers have red-orange disc flowers and contrasting light pink rays and will bloom spring to frost if deadheaded. Be sure to leave some seed heads on for the birds in winter. Unlicensed propagation is prohibited. 

This plant tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet ones and does well in sun to partial shade. Use in mass plantings, in the border, a rock garden, a container or pollinator garden. Double flowers can make it more difficult for pollinators to reach the nectar.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#perennial#pink flowers#cut flowers#orange flowers#winter interest#mass planting#double flowers#borders#food source winter#food source hard-mast fruit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#perennial#pink flowers#cut flowers#orange flowers#winter interest#mass planting#double flowers#borders#food source winter#food source hard-mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Echinacea
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Seeds provide food for birds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 2 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Seeds provide winter interest and food source for birds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Double flowers with red-orange disc flowers and contrasting light pink rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 6 inches long green narrow ovate leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought