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Coneflower 'Big Sky Sunset'    


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Belonging to the Echinacea genus (Echinacea 'Big Sky Sunset'), Big Sky Sunset is a variety of Coneflower. 'Big Sky Sunset' is considered a patented hybrid cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Coral and   Coral pink and   Orange.

From the Big Sky series produced by Itsaul Nurseries. Production of this hybrid was stopped in 2007 because of poor petal production; the petals tended to roll on the ends.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Big Sky Sunset is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

United States is believed to be where Big Sky Sunset originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Big Sky Sunset Coneflower is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Big Sky Sunset have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Big Sky Sunset

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Big Sky Sunset is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Big Sky Sunset are Zone 3 and Zone 10. A soil ph of between 6.0 and 8.0 is ideal for Big Sky Sunset as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Big Sky Sunset from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.0 inches (0.01 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 25°C / 77°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Big Sky Sunset about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Big Sky Sunset

As Big Sky Sunset is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Big Sky Sunset

Big Sky Sunset Patent Information

Hybridized by Saul, 2005
Additional info: (PP16424)

Coneflower Big Sky Sunset Etymology

It is supposed to be all the colors of the sunset – orange, coral, peach, rose, red.

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