Echinacea x 'Sunrise'

Coneflower, Sunrise

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

For the past 10 years, Richard Saul at Itsaul Nursery in Atlanta has been crossing Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea paradoxa ,and he has gotten some spectacular hybrids which he has named the Big Sky series. These coneflower hybrids combine the best traits of their parents - large flowers with reflexed petals knock-out gorgeous colors of mango, canteloupe, peach, mustard, butter yellow, strawberry and everything in between strong stems and strong fragrance. As with all of the coneflowers, flowers start out intensely colored and fade over time. 'Sunrise' has soft citron or butter yellow flowers that are up to 5 inches across with slightly overlapping petals. The cone starts out green and quickly gives way to gold. Well branched plants grow 30 to 36 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. They want full sun, good drainage, and average to dry soil. Just like their parents. Mid-summer, dry-growing, flowering companions could include Butterfly Weed, Coreopsis, Achillea, Russian Sage, Blazing Stars, and yes, yes, Little Bluestem. Fall planting not recommended.



Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Light Exposure

Full sun,

Soil Condition

Sandy, Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist,


full quart


24 to 36,

Flower Color



Bloom Time

Mid summer,

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9