- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 26 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Color Coded® Coneflowers are Echinacea hybrids in a range of colors. One in a Melon Coneflower has single petals in a delicate shade of melon orange surrounding a large cone. The color is subtle and cooling, just like a slice of melon on a hot summer day. One in a Melon will look great combined with hot-colored summer perennials in a traditional cottage garden or planted on a deck or patio as part of a container garden.
The compact size and shorter stems of the Color Coded® series ensure that little extra staking or support is needed to keep the large flower stems upright. Coneflowers are a true North American native that supports wild wildlife in your garden. The flowers provide nectar for beneficial pollinators all summer long, the seedheads attract nonmigrating birds from fall to winter, and even the hollow flower stems house beneficial insects from winter to late spring. One in a Melon Coneflower would look great planted en masse as part of a naturalized planting or on the outside zones of a rain garden. It also looks at home as a thriller in a mixed seasonal container for your front step or deck.
Color Coded® One in a Melon Coneflower Care
Coneflowers require soil that drains well and is not heavy in texture. Once Echinacea has been established, this plant is very drought tolerant and dislikes soggy soil at any time during the year. Water newly planted coneflowers 2-3 times weekly for the first season to encourage deep, vigorous root growth. Mulch around the plant crowns with 3-4 inches of organic compost as the new growth emerges in spring. This will help the soil retain moisture longer and provide nutrients as the organic material decomposes. Full sun is needed for the best flowering, although part shade either early or late in the day is also acceptable.
Coneflowers can be deadheaded during the first part of the summer to keep plants tidy and flowering well. Allow flowers to set seed late in the summer to attract wildlife into your garden for the fall and winter. Allowing spent foliage to remain on the plant through the winter provides a layer of insulation for the growth crown if you garden in the lower hardiness zones.
Color Coded® One in a Melon Coneflower Spacing
The mature height for One in a Melon is 26 inches, with a spread of 20 inches. Space plants 18 inches apart on the center when planting in a large group or with other perennials. Coneflowers growing in containers require a pot with at least a 12-inch diameter.
Color Coded® One in a Melon Coneflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 24 - 26 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18 - 20 Inches
|Mature Spacing: 18 - 20 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Orange
|Flower Description: Melon
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Color Coded® One in a Melon Coneflower
|Other Name(s): N/A
|Scientific Name: Echinacea hybrid
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.