Unusual bone-white petals, gracefully arching backward away from the pink centers and rising orange spikey cone! That's the Pretty Parasol Gray Coneflower (Echinacea 'JS Engeltje') when it's in all its glory in spring and summer!
Like lovely Victorian parasols, these large blooms light up your beds and borders with unusual color! Standing tall like landing pads for the wide variety of bees and butterflies that will be flocking to these blooms!
Tall, strong stems rise above a deep-green clump of large foliage, creating upwards reaching clumps that defy the sun, heat and humidity. These herbaceous perennials bloom for an extended period of time.
That is of course if you don’t use them all in your cut flower bouquets first! Incredible blooms in the vase as well as the garden, you’ll want to plant a few extra just in case!
An unusual bloom like this deserves to be in the spotlight! Highlight in a place of distinction where these unusual Coneflowers can really shine. Plant in long rows along sunny borders or as a backdrop to your Perennial borders and beds.
With so much variety in the Coneflower family, why not include this unusual specimen along with its many other cousins for a statement bed that calls all the birds, butterflies and attention from onlookers!
Cottage gardens and Cutting gardens alike are perfect sites for these blooms. Long-lasting and as hardy and easy-going as the native variety, you’ll enjoy blooms all spring and summer! Plant in native prairie and meadow gardens where Echinacea Pretty Parasols updates the tired garden color palette!
And when it's not in bloom, its lance-shaped foliage will keep your garden green and lively! Providing a great backdrop that sets off your other Perennial plantings and Mixed-shrub borders whether in bloom or not.
For best results, plant in full sun in a well-drained area. Pretty Parasol Gray Coneflower is a full sun-loving herbaceous perennial. Any hot sunny garden plot is fantastic for these long-lasting blooms!
Reaching about 3 feet in height at maturity, Coneflower forms dense clumps of mounded foliage that stays put where it’s planted. Not particular on soil type, any well-drained soil that's been enriched with compost and mulched is best.
This tough plant is drought tolerant once established but will perform its best with medium moisture soil that drains very well. Use a raised bed, or grow them in containers if you have poorly drained soil that retains water for a long time.
Divide clumps when they become overcrowded, about every 4 years. Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that go to seed in the fall. Pretty Parasol Gray Coneflower usually reblooms after some deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance.
If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall, their seeds provide winter food for songbirds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well because they will provide architectural interest in the winter.
Our native Echinacea varieties do great throughout most of the country with very little care. Hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 9, these are tough, vigorous Coneflowers tolerate even rookie gardeners.
Order your own novelty blooms with Pretty Parasol Gray Coneflower for delightful umbrellas of unique gray to your garden’s color palette! Head over to NatureHills.com today!
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Echinacea 'JS Engeltje'|
|Mature Height||36 inches|
|Mature Spread||20 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Gray White|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|