16 July 2019
Echinacea 'Delicious Nougat'
This is a perennial with upright and stiff, well-branched stems, which creates compact clumps growing up to 50 cm in height. The leaves are heart-shaped, dark green, rough to the touch, they create densely arranged rosette, from which at the turn of spring and summer the inflorescence shoots grow. At their tops the inflorescences in the form of heads with convex bottom, filled with short white ray flowers develop. At the edges of the inflorescences the long white ligular flowers are developed. The perennial blooms from June to August luring butterflies. It requires sunny locations, moderately moist, clayish soil, rich in humus. Hardiness zone: 4. The variety is recommended to be planted as a bedding plant in home gardens and garden plots. It is perfect for colorful compositions in shades of white.
Breeder: Marco van Noort, The Netherlands