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Scientific Name: x Echibeckia
Pronunciation: ek-i-BEK-ee-a
Common Name: echibeckia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: A cross between coneflower and black-eyed Susan to form a compact, disease resistant plant with huge flower heads; ray floret corollas initially yellow with red ringed centres before gradually becoming red flecked throughout by fall, overlapping, and number about 20 per head.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (Rudbeckia hirta x Echinacea purpurea)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden
Additional Info: Google.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Ciliate, Dentate, Entire

Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Red
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Persistent

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green

Plant Care:
Other:Remove spent flower heads. Split up clumps early spring every 2 to 3 years.
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant
(GRB) GRass Bed
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