Proven Winners® Lakota™ Santa Fe Coneflower

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Have you ever driven through the Midwest and wondered how in the world they did it? How did those intrepid first pioneers ever cross this big country in their covered wagons with no real roads and nothing but miles and miles of prairie?

Perhaps they were helped along by the beauty found in those miles and miles of prairies, covered in beautiful grasses and wildflowers! One of the most prevalent flowers found in the tall-grass prairies was the native Coneflower! These are super hardy in even tough situations. The first settlers probably saw them in shades of yellows and purples, but thanks to modern breeding techniques we have them in an array of technicolors!

The Proven Winners® Lakota™ Santa Fe Coneflower (Echinacea x 'Santa Fe') which is a stunning new strain is awash in shades of rich red - including barn-red, orange-red, and pinkish-red. It adds a big pop of color wherever it's planted throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 8!

Planting and Application:

The strong branching and lush mounds of green leaves only grow 1-2 feet tall and wide when in bloom and mature! So plant Santa Fe as edging, as cute little container specimens, and as small-space focal points throughout your sunny landscape! Flowering all summer through the autumn, the varied shades will make you fall in love!

The brilliant hues that mix all the colors of the sunset mix and match among other warm-to-hot hues in the Rock Garden, Cottage border, and mixed perennial garden! The spicy hues are a must-have for the Pollinator Garden and Cutting Garden where your vase bouquets and your Hummingbirds and pollinators will enjoy Santa Fe's varied vivid colors and fragrant nectar! The more you cut for your arrangements, the more it blooms!

Use these darling little perennials as edging, as front-of-the-border accent groupings, and en masse because these may be sweet and petite flowering plants, but have their native hardiness and low-maintenance nature! Handing sun, heat, humidity, drought, and poor soil with ease!

  • Flowers With Multiple Shades of Warm Red
  • Fragrant Flowers For Pollinators & Cut Flower Bouquets
  • Long-Lasting Blooms - Summer to Fall
  • Compact Dwarf Coneflower
  • Small-Space Specimens, Bold Sun Garden Focal Points & Container Plants!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best results, these herbaceous perennials need to be planted in the full sun in a well-drained soil area to ensure they grow the strongest stems and the healthiest roots. New plants need regular moisture their first year, but once established, Coneflowers only need supplemental moisture during prolonged drought and extreme heat. All plants appreciate a 3-4-inch layer of arborist mulch and Nature Hills Root Booster to keep your plants stress-free.

Coneflowers rebloom best with regular deadheading, this will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improve general appearance. Prune these plants in late fall or very early spring depending on if you want winter interest and to feed birds the seedheads in the autumn or not. Divide your plants every 3-4 years to maintain their flowering vigor.

  • Full Sun Perennials
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Deadhead Often & Prune Early Spring
  • Deer, Rabbit & Pest-Resistant

Show off these amazing colors! Proven Winners® Lakota™ Santa Fe Coneflowers make a sweet addition to your landscape! Order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery and enjoy colorful perennials delivered to your doorstep!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® Lakota™ Santa Fe Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea x 'Santa Fe'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Perennial
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Dark green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes