Terra Nova Nurseries debuts new echinacea, 'Dark Shadow Wicked'
Echinacea 'Dark Shadows Wicked' from Terra Nova Nurseries
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Terra Nova Nurseries debuts new echinacea, 'Dark Shadow Wicked'

The plant is upright growing with watermelon pink flowers.

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In a press release, Terra Nova Nurseries debuted a look at a new echinacea variety and series: Dark Shadows Wicked. The plant, a hybrid, is upright growing, features watermelon pink flowers with dense, pine-green foliage. It also has a heavy crown that supports its large bloom count and dark, chocolate brown stems.

The breeder says it has a number of uses, including containers, as a cut flower, a pollinator attractor and a hummingbird attractor, among other uses. As a perennial, it blooms from July to October with a clumping and upright growth habit. Its USDA hardiness zones are 4-9 with exposure allowed for full season. It also has a foliage height of 12”, a flower height of 16” and a foliage spread of 14”.

A “Plant Profile” and “Grower Recipe” for the variety are available to growers and retailers here.