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Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' (coneflower)
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Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'


Echinacea 'Green Twister' is a seed strain selection of a natural mutation of 'Magnus' and overwinters well. Great as an accent plant in a naturalized garden or used in a border, this Echinacea blooms from mid-summer to fall. Great for pollinators in flower and great food for the birds in fall if seedheads are allowed to persist. Stems lengthen after the first year becoming a sturdy and beautifully unusual cut flower. Drought resistant after the plant is established.

Great for pollinators
Abundant flowers
Horizontal flower petals
Uniform sturdy habit

A new release from Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Echinacea 'Green Twister' is a compact, sturdy plant with horizontal facing petals that change in color from edges of lemon green to a bright carmine red center. Colors vary by flower and give a pleasing range of color pattern. 

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2-3 Feet


12-18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color

Green, Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Echinacea take a wide array of conditions from average dry soil to medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plant flowers best in full sun. Low-maintenance and tolerates drought, humidity, heat, poor soil. Resistant to pest and disease but sometimes suspectible to aster yellows disease. To encourage longer bloom time, flower heads can be deadheaded but not necessary. Seedheads are a delightful source of food for birds. 

Good Substitutions

purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
coneflower Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea
purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar