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Echinacea 'Paranoia' PP 16,587
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Echinacea 'Paranoia' PP 16,587

Paranoid Coneflower

Item #: 5355

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Zaire

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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You've grown to expect something different from Plant Delights, so here it is after 8 years of trials. Richard Saul of Itsaul Plants in Georgia made some echinacea crosses in the mid-'90s (Echinacea paradoxa x purpurea) and passed along seed to us. We selected Echinacea 'Paranoia' as the star, due to its compact 10" tall x 1' wide growth habit, and lovely rigid yellow flowers. This is a huge breakthrough in echinaceas that foreshadows more exciting introductions. So far, it has proven to be completely sterile, so don't look for any seedlings. Doesn't everyone need a little paranoia in their garden?