This is not your usual Echinacea. It has eye-catching, greenish-white petals with pink tones that change from rounded to elongated over time. As the flower matures, its deep-green cone transforms to dark purple. Collectors seek 'Green Envy' coneflower for its unique form and color. It is the perfect size, growing 24-36 inches high with large blooms that measure 4.5-inches across. This plant is not only showy but vigorous, being tolerant of drought, deer, heat, humidity, and poor soil; it blooms from midsummer to frost.
'Green Envy' is fragrant. The plant has an upright growth habit that never needs staking. This well-branched beauty has a medium growth rate. It attracts pollinators in summer and its seeds provide food for finches in winter. Native to North America, it was discovered by Piet Oudolf and introduced by New York party planner, Mark Veeder. With stately stems, the flowers are beautiful in bouquets. Grow them in borders or in containers as a stunning focal point. They are gorgeous in a mass planting, working well in cottage-garden-style gardens or in more contemporary spaces. Try massing 'Green Envy' with yellow flowers such as black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) or purple ones like Russian sage (Perovskia). The flowers are suitable for drying and preserving.
Green Envy Coneflower Care
Easy to care for, this plant thrives on neglect. Plant it in any type of soil that is well drained. It has average water needs -- for best results, water regularly being careful not to overwater. Echinacea are not heavy feeders. Treat them with a slow-release fertilizer before the new leaves emerge. In overly rich soil, the plants become leggy. They thrive in part sun to sun.
Removing spent flowers will encourage the plant to rebloom. Divide overcrowded clumps about every four years. They need very little winter care, but if planted in containers, bury the pots in a hole or cover them with mulch. They are hardy in containers down to zone 5. Being drought tolerant, they are good plants for containers, but don’t allow them to dry out too much – water them when the top of the soil feels dry. Feed them with a balanced fertilizer.
Green Envy Coneflower Spacing
With a spread of 12-24 inches, they should be spaced in the landscape at least 12 inches apart. Proper spacing will increase air circulation to keep the leaves dry and avoid the spread of disease. Likewise, choose a container large enough that you can maintain proper spacing.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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.