Terra Nova Nurseries has announced its brand-new echinacea variety, PRIMA ‘Amarillo.’ The vibrant new perennial has an emerald-green cone that shifts to sunny yellow, complementing its dazzling bright, golden-yellow blossoms atop verdant green foliage. This compact and vigorous plant is well-branched with multiple crowns and blooms the first year with numerous flowers.
Echinacea PRIMA ‘Amarillo’ provides immense landscape value; it is ideal for borders, mixed beds, mass plantings, and containers. It can also be showcased in a stunning way for summer retail sales. This new variety blooms June through October and has a wide range of special uses, including being a beautiful cut flower and effective pollinator attractor. It is also fragrant, deer-resistant, and requires low-water usage.
U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zones for Echinacea PRIMA ‘Amarillo’ are 4-9, and its exposure desires full sun. This stunning coneflower likes course and slightly mineral soil when planted in gardens and does well to be moderately dry between waterings during finishing time in greenhouses. It stands upright and low to the ground, having a height of 10”, a width of 14”, and a flower height of 16”.
Terra Nova Nurseries has created a “Plant Profile” page and “Grower Recipe” specific to this new variety, so growers interested in orders can learn about growing habits, plant characteristics, fertilization recommendations, water requirements, and other insights provided by the breeding team. These documents can be viewed and downloaded for printing at: https://www.terranovanurseries.com/product/echinacea-prima-amarillo