READY SOON. Pica Bella is a wonderfully eccentric coneflower with flattish flower heads comprised of narrow quilled shocking pink petals radiating from a rusty orange central cone. Gets going in midsummer and is attractive to both butterflies and flower arrangers. Sun or semi-shade. Well drained soil. 24 in. 2 litre pot.
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We seem to be finding more echinaceas that we actually like! We are, however, largely attracted to coneflowers that aren't very cone-like, it has to be said.
As 'pica' means spear in Spanish (cf. English 'pike'), we assume the name of 'Beautiful Spear' refers to the pointy nature of the petals. We are open to correction by any Hispanists out there.
Echinacea Pica Bella is the star of this short video from Skagit Gardens in the US:
Echinacea Pica Bella is a hardy perennial with shocking pink flowers with quilled petals from summer into autumn suitable for sun or semi-shade.