The Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower, otherwise known as the Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For or Coneflower ‘Butterfly Kisses’, CONE-FECTIONS Series, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and fast growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
The fundamental caring guidelines for every Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower in soil with well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, chalk, and loam.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower belongs to the Asteraceae family, the genus Echinacea and the species Purpurea, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For (ek-in-AY-shee-a).
As with other Echinacea’s, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is a plant native to the Eastern and central USA.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is a relatively fast grower, which makes things tricky for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For can grow up to 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 16″ (40cm) free so the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively low needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower in soil with well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
As mentioned earlier, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, chalk, and loam.
This is why most experts agree that the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower requires soil with loam (silt), sand, clay, high organic matter, and shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (mid, late).
You can expect your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower produces some beautiful yellow, or red/burgundy,purple/lavender,gold/yellow, brown/copperorange,pink, and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower is well known for being able to attract butterflies, birds and hummingbirds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for rocky soil, dry soil, clay soil, drought and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For will be fine.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower will look best in it.
Most Echinacea ‘Tnechcmy’ Plant Patent Applied For owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, beds and borders, and in small gardens, others use it for landscaping in a container, mass planting, border, cutting garden, or a rock garden.
Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Panicum, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Perovskia will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Cara Mia™ Yellow Coneflower to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!