'Sweet Sandia' Coneflower

Echinacea hybrid ‘Sweet Sandia’

SKU: 485

Size: One Quart
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Sale price$22.99
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Any well-draining soil will do for coneflowers. They can even handle sandy or gravelly soils that are tough to grow in, though coneflowers prefer soil that is high in organic matter.


Coneflowers need full sun (> 6 hours sun) environments. Plant them in a spot with at least 6 hours of full sun daily. If coneflowers are planted in too much shade, the stems may flop or strain to reach the sun.


Water regularly during the first season to encourage good root growth. Though coneflowers handle heat and dry conditions well once established, they appreciate regular watering and flowering more if they are not stressed!


Little to no fertilizer is required when growing coneflowers. Over-fertilizing will cause spindly growth and weaker blooms, so once in the spring a granular garden fertilizer is more than sufficient.


Avoid damp spots. Do not heap mulching over the coneflower crowns in winter, as this can cause rot. Leave the foliage and old flowers standing for winter (birds enjoy the seed heads), then trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges.

Maintenance & Pruning:

Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well! Deadheading (snipping off the spent blooms) is unnecessary but increases new flower production.

We've got you covered with our 60-day guarantee. We guarantee that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.

Have a problem with your plant? We make it easy to place a claim via email or use the chat bubble. Simply send us a photo of your plant, your order number, and a brief description of the problem within 60 days of receipt of your order. Orders from US are eligible for refund or replacement; Canadian orders are eligible only for refunds. All refunds are based on the plant cost and do not include shipping charges. Allow up to 2 weeks for processing refunds.

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for the plants in your care and will not cover problems with overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, improper planting, drought, flooding, poor drainage, etc. Our goal is that you are successful with our plants (and gardening in general), so our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may experience.

Any plant shipped dormant in spring is guaranteed to break dormancy, even if it takes longer than 60 days.

Please note: our guarantee does not cover plants grown outside of their recommended growing zones. Verify your USDA zone by clicking 'Growing Zone' in the site navigation and entering your zip code before purchasing.


Did you receive an order after September 1? If so, it falls under our fall guarantee. We want to ensure your plants establish in your garden and return the following spring. Therefore, the warranty on your plants is extended to May 31 the next year. Ensure you contact us with images, your order number, and a description of the problem before May 31.


We ship plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail-order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately for any damaged boxes or shortages.  (Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day)


Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month. Call us directly if you have any concerns.


Photos of the plant(s) will be required so that we may provide the best assistance possible


A plant refund is based on the plant cost less discounts and shipping charges.  Allow up to 2 weeks for processing. We reserve the right to request a return of an item.


After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care. This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc. Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing. Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Mick C.

'Sweet Sandia' Coneflower

Small plant /Dying

I've emailed them. I ordered two plants. Super small dont waste your money. One is ok the other one is dying with brown leaves.
They told me it looks like I over watered it by the look of the ground .Lol ! No! I just watered it before I took a picture. Explain to me why the other one next to it is doing ok, but that one is brown and dying? I'm so disappointed..

Hi! I apologize for any inconvenience, I just reviewed your order and it looks like you were refunded for the bad plant. You should see the refund in 5-7 business days.

Sweet Sandia Coneflower

I can't wait for the buds to open on this unusual Coneflower! She came to me well packaged and very healthy! Thank you once again, Great Garden Plants! My Coneflowers are striking colors among all of my roses!

Exceeded expectations

Planted these Spring of 2022 - 6 plants, great root system, normal quart size. This is them a year and a few months later. Excellent. The flower is a really cool combination of color on sturdy stems. Pollinators adore them.
I am a big fan of GGP - of all the plants I have received (which is a lot) VERY few haven’t made it and of course they have refunded the cost of those. I prefer receiving smaller plants to give them time to mature in my landscape. GGP provides the roots and the plants do the growing here. It’s worked pretty great.
I’m in zone 8a - coastal Virginia.


Received my two “Sweet Sandia” and one “Orange You Awesome”
The plants came PERFECTLY packaged. I am very impressed with the shipping, packaging, and presentation of my plants.
They’re healthy, full, and budding.
So happy that I’m in the process of placing another order!!! Yay me!

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