Named for the brilliant yellow Cleopatra Butterfly, the blossoms of this fantastic new coneflower mimics its namesake. Incredibly vibrant golden yellow, fragrant flowers with a large, orange cone are produced on very strong, well-branched stems above a stocky clump of compact, deep green foliage. The single flowers measure a full 3-3 ½” across since their petals are held horizontally, and they lighten to creamy yellow as they age. This compact selection will look terrific in a pot at retail and has a lovely cultivated look for today’s discriminating home gardeners. Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.
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