Firebird Echinacea Plants gorgeous, 2-3-inch flowers with prominent dark orange cones that are surrounded by brilliantly-colored fiery-orange petals that are swept back dramatically, more than many other Coneflower varieties, making it look remarkably like a shuttlecock! Badminton anyone? The petals also vary from reddish-orange to a more orangey-orange, from center to tip, but keep that amazing fiery glow about them. Firebird will attract attention regardless of where you plant it! Attracts butterflies as well!
Companion Planting: Achillea, Coreopsis, Delphinium, Geranium, Grasses, Hemerocallis, Monarda, Phlox
Firebird Echinacea Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Spent flowers should NOT be trimmed back if you want to attract songbirds as they enjoy the dried seed heads. Cut it back to the ground in early spring before the new growth starts. This is also a good time to apply fertilizer for the year.