Uses: Outdoor herbaceous perennial
Benefits: Beautiful flowers the color of ripe cantaloupe. Attracts butterflies and pollinators. Seeds feed birds. Great for floral arrangements.
Zones: 4 - 9
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 15"
Bloom Season: Summer
Echinacea 'Cantaloupe'—commonly referred to as Supreme™ Cantaloupe Coneflower—is a beautiful flowering perennial that's known to produce blooms that resemble the color of cantaloupe.
The flower stems are known to remain erect after their blooms subside, which often allows the seeds at the center of the flower to dry, providing a source of food for birds.
The flowers dry particularly well and are often used in dried floral arrangements.
Is known to tolerate deer and drought.
Coneflower 'Cantaloupe' is known to be very low maintaitence and requires minimum care.
Prune to control growth as necessary. It's best to do any heavy pruning and trimming during periods of dormancy, such as late fall (after flowering) or early spring.
Propagation is best accomplished through division once the base of the flowers begin to crowd. This typically happens after about 4 years of growth. We suggest doing such division in the spring.
Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your plant well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similiar.
Echinacea 'Cantaloupe' prefers full sun, but it also does well in areas of partial shade.
Water regularly after planting until established, or in periods of drought. Although this plant is drought tolerant and is known to survive dry soil conditions, the ideal soil conditions include a medium amount of moisture.
Is known to tolerate a variety of poor soil conditions.
Removing spent flowers after blooming is finished will keep your plant looking well-maintained and will also promote additional blooms.
Size of Coneflower That You Ship
We ship our Echinacea 'Cantaloupe' in a 4" grow pot. The plant will be appropriately sized for its pot.
Size of Coneflower When Fully Grown
Echinacea 'Cantaloupe' typically grows in a mature size of around 30" tall and 15" wide. Some people have plants that max out around 12" x 12".
Common Names of Echinacea 'Cantaloupe'
Toxicity and Risks of Coneflower
We are unable to find any information that would lead us to believe that Echinacea 'Cantaloupe' is toxic.
In fact, Echinacea is often used as a dietary supplement and is thought to possibly strengthen your body's immune system.