Green Envy Coneflower

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Blushing centers and green petals, the Green Envy Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Green Envy') is an easy-to-grow perennial that will have your neighbors peering over your garden fence with matching complexions! This unique summer bloomer produces beautiful, light-green petals that transition to pink, before becoming ruby red-centered Daisy-like flowers!

The pretty flowers rise high on 3 feet tall, dark-green stems with dark-green pointed foliage with plenty of branching! Green Envy blooms from July to September and is a major attractor to butterflies and bees! The blooms keep popping when you snip some for bouquets, and remove faded flowers, encouraging reblooming until frost!

Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall. It is a great choice for winter interest and it adds spikey seedheads that songbirds like Goldfinch, love to pluck food from in the fall! Hardy throughout a wide range of USDA growing zones 3 to 9, Green Envy is highly adaptable and even the deer and rabbits tend to leave them alone!

Planting and Application:

It is a great choice for cut flowers, and Green Envy adds an upscale and modern feel to your garden and sun porch planters! Mix with pink or white flowers, and have fun playing with other green blooms and foliage plants! Pot up in large mixed containers or add to sun garden beds and borders, Pollinator gardens, and unique Cottage gardens! A must-have for the cut flower garden, you will create whimsical bouquets with ease!

If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall their seeds provide winter food for songbirds! So include Coneflower in wildlife gardens and modern prairie plantings. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well because they will provide architectural fall and winter texture too!

Coneflowers are low-water usage plants once established and tolerate poor soil and Xeric sites. That means Rock Gardens, that hell strip along the road or sidewalk, along driveways, and en masse in hot, sun-drenched drifts throughout the landscape! They are even great for including in your Fire-Wise landscaping design.

Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners, but it is also said to be a potent medicine. Echinacea is said to increase immune function, reduce the effects of colds and flu, fight off viral, bacterial, and fungal infections purify the blood, and flush waste from the lymphatic system.

  • Blooms Change Green To Pink With Rosy Red Centers
  • Late Summer To Fall Bloom Time
  • Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, & Birds
  • Upright Green Foliage Mounds
  • Containers, Sun Gardens, Fire-Wise & Xeric Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best results, plant Coneflowers in full sun and in a well-drained area. Coneflowers become very drought tolerant once established, even tolerating clay soils, just as long as they drain. Use Nature Hills Root Booster when planting to give your plants the micronutrients and beneficial soil amendments they need.

During the first season, please pay close attention to watering. But you'll get more blooms over the growing season with a regular schedule of supplemental water, especially in containers. Once these herbaceous Perennials are well-established, Coneflowers become waterwise. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to help protect plants in the harshest locations.

Deadhead the blooms after they fade for rebloom, but leave the last blooms of the season standing for birds and interest. In late autumn, prune back within an inch of the ground. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded about every 3-5 years.

  • Easy To Grow in Full Sun
  • Most Well-Drained Soil & Clay Soil Tolerant
  • Moderate to Low Moisture - Drought & Heat Tolerant
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Late Fall
  • Deer Resistant, Drought & Heat Tolerant

Enjoy jealous onlookers and plenty of pollinators when you order the Green Envy Coneflower and plant it in your landscape! Hurry and pick up yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Green Envy Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea 'Green Envy'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 30 - 36 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green & Pink With Dark Rosy Centers
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn