Landscape Literacy

Plant of the Week: Echinacea ‘PowWow Wild Berry’

One of the more compact varieties of Echinacea, ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ is not just another purple coneflower. Exceptional blooms adorn this plant from late spring to late summer. The flowers are 3-4″ with deep rose-purple ray petals that surround the rose-tinted dark orange cone. This variety retains color longer than its cousins.

Light Needs: Full sun

Watering Needs: Will thrive despite hot and dry conditions

Average Size: 20-24″

Why we love this plant: Echinacea is another great addition to landscape designs for many reasons! It is a popular cut flower for garden enthusiasts, and also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Being a native plant, it will thrive in the DC metro area and can provide a more natural look to a planting design. While it is available in a variety of colors, the rose-purple bloom of ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ is a great way to add a pop of color in your landscape.