Secret™ Passion Coneflower

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Add a two-toned brilliant pink pop with the Secret™ Passion Coneflower (Echinacea 'Secret Passion') is a sight to behold when it displays its awesome passionate pink color! Passion has bright, flamingo pink, double cones made of petals instead of the usual Coneflower spikey centers. The full, raised central dome is set atop lighter pink ray petals!

These huge landing pads are a nectar and pollen-laden boon to pollinators, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects! Standing atop strong stems, this specialty perennial is well-branched and compact! Passion stands out with its dark pink center with contrasting, light pink petals surrounding it!

It is a long-lasting flower that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is great in cut flower arrangements! A larger Coneflower, growing 27 inches tall when in bloom and spread into clumps 3 feet wide throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9. If you leave the Coneflower seed heads on the plant at the end of the season, they will provide winter interest and food for native ;songbirds.

Planting and Application:

Secret™ Passion's bright, intense flowers are supported on strong stems and look great in the middle of the garden bed. These vibrant pink blooms are best if grouped or massed, but are large enough to hold their own as a solitary specimen in a Cottage garden or mixed Perennial Garden, or the thriller in a planter in the sun!

This Echinacea will present a season full of daisy-like flowers and is praised for its prolonged blooming after other perennials have faded! Lasting until fall, these are must-haves for the Pollinator Garden, providing mid to late-season blooms with ample pollen and nectar for bees and migrating Monarch butterflies and Hummingbirds!

These may be ornamentals with a pretty face, but they've kept their native Echinacea hardiness! Handling sun, heat and cold, Coneflowers thrive in Rock Gardens because of their tolerance of poor, sandy and rocky environments! Doing as well as they do the pampered garden bed! Perfect for updated prairies, xeric sites, and hose hell strips along sidewalks, pathways, and roads. They are even ideal choices for Firewise landscaping plans!

  • Brilliant Double Two-Toned Pink Flowers
  • Fragrant & Long Blooming
  • Well-Branched Compact Plant
  • Great Cut Flowers!
  • Bright Specimens, Accents, Edging, Massing & Vibrant Potted Plants

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These herbaceous perennials thrive in hot and sunny sites! Best in full sun, Echinacea are hardy, tolerant, and drought-tolerant once established. Plant with Nature Hills Root Booster and access to yearly fertility to keep the blooms popping! Echinacea does great in most soil types as long as they are well-drained!

Provide moderate, yet consistent moisture for new plants, then afterward, they only need supplemental moisture during prolonged heat and drought or risk seeing reduced flowering and vigor. All plants can be kept stress-free with a 3-4-inch layer of arborist mulch.

Secret™ Passion usually re-blooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improve general appearance. If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. Divide perennial clumps about every 3 to 4 years.

  • Full Sun Perennial
  • Moderate Fertility & Moisture Access
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Early Spring, Deadhead For More Blooms
  • Easy-to-Grow, Heat & Cold Tolerant & Deer Resistant

Add some pink passion to your sun gardens with the Secret™ Passion Coneflower today! Hurry and order these and the other Secret™ Coneflowers today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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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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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Secret™ Passion Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea 'Secret Passion'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 27 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Flamingo Pink & Light Pink
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes