Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' Green Twister Coneflower
Green Twister Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'
‘Green Twister’ has lemon-lime petals that transition to a light pink or carmine red near the center cone. A robust plant with strong stems to hold the flowers upright when they bloom in mid-summer to fall. Stems lengthen after the first year and make excellent cut flowers. This plant is a natural mutation of ‘Magnus’, it is not a hybrid and therefore overwinters better than many modern hybrids. Coneflowers are well known for attracting butterflies and other pollinators and the seeds are relished by birds in the autumn. Drought resistant once established and easy to grow in sun and light shade.
Attracts butterflies in large numbers
Hummingbirds thrive on the sweet nectar
Finches crave its seed in the fall
Long blooming, unique color, cut flower
Drought tolerant once established
Looks terrific planted with native grasses
Moist prairies and meadows and gaps in low woods; Ohio to Michigan and Iowa south to Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Georgia.
Coneflowers do double duty when it comes to benefiting wildlife. The new flowers provide nectar for butterflies and other pollinators while old flowers provide seed for songbirds.
Easy to grow in full sun to part shade but flowers best in full sun. Adapts to drought, moist soil, heat, humidity and poor soil. Let flowers go to seed and you will find finches and other songbirds eating the seed in late summer and fall.