Echinacea maculatum makes an excellent background plantings grow to 4′ tall with deep green foliage with red veining and stems. Red flower clusters appear in late summer and early fall. Everyone who sees this native plant growing in the bed by the VVN shade house thinks it’s divine. Height can be controlled with an early summer cut back by half. A wide-spread native North American plant.
‘Baby Joe’ is a more compact selection of the native more suitable for small gardens and grows to 2-3′.