Big Sky Sundown™ Coneflower

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The super saturated Big Sky Sundown™ Coneflower PP17,659 (Echinacea x 'Evan Saul') is a hybrid Coneflower in the Big Sky™ series with flowers that start out being fluorescent rose-pink, then change to bright rosy red-orange! They eventually fade to soft purple-pink. Not only that, these are very fragrant!

The Sundown™ Coneflower blooms from June to September and is a major attractor to Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, providing nectar and pollen to a wide variety of Pollinators. This Coneflower is literally covered in masses of blooms! The vibrancy of this unusual color is quite stunning and makes a grand addition to a sunny garden area!

The stunning flowers of Sundown™ occur on strong stems and long, dark-green stems with dark-green foliage mounds that grow fast throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 9! Growing up to 3 feet tall when in bloom, these dark green mounds spread 2 feet wide at maturity! Coneflowers are known for their large spikey flower heads that turn to seed in the fall, which will attract songbirds to come feast!

Planting and Application:

The bold highly-saturated blooms and their color-changing flowers will become brilliant spectacles in your sun garden! Plant among your beds and borders, anywhere you want to attract all the attention from neighbors, butterflies, and customers if you are a business owner!

Either in a container or mixed planter, Big Sky Sundown™ Coneflowers are brilliant perennials that fit right in and save space while standing tall in your container gardens, as well as growing into tall focal points in your landscaping beds! Groupings, long winding or straight rows, and en masse plantings simply amplify this vibrant color!

A must-have for Cut Flower gardens and Pollinator borders, these plants shine in the upscale prairie and wildflower garden while adding some modern styling and drama to the Cottage garden, Rock Garden, and sunny courtyards. Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners, but also a potent medicine. It has been reported that Coneflowers increase immune function and reduce the effects of cold and flu.

  • Brilliant Saturated Red-Orange Flowers
  • Super Dark-Green Foliage & Dark Red Centers
  • Bold & Fragrant Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Birds, Butterflies & Pollinators
  • Specimens, Accents, Bold Sun Garden Focal Points & Prairie Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best results, plant these herbaceous perennials in full sun in a well-drained area for the strongest stems and healthiest roots. New plants need regular moisture their first year, but 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 without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improve general appearance. Divide your plants every 3-4 years to maintain their flowering vigor.

  • Full Sun Perennials
  • Moderate Moisture Access
  • Any Well-Drained Soil & Regular Fertility
  • Prune Early Spring & Deadhead For Reblooms
  • Pest & Deer Resistant & Drought Tolerant

Big bold blooms, the Big Sky Sundown™ Coneflower will add that impressive wow factor to your sun garden beds and borders! Hurry and order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery and start turning heads this year!

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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Shipping

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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Big Sky Sundown™ Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea x 'Evan Saul'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 28 - 36 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Ages Rose Pink to Red-Orange to Purple-Pink
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes