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ECHINACEA

Commonly known as Coneflower

Echinacea and its relative Rudbeckia are the coneflowers from North America.

The former is the perennial for borders and open woodland, the latter often grown for naturalising in a meadow or, as cultivar hirta, as an annual for infilling and borders.

Echinacea is a genus of 9 species of bold, stiff perennials from dry prairies, gravelly hillsides and open woodland in central and eastern North America. the name is derived from the Greek for hedgehog.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennials. Erect, hairy stems with bristly, dark-green leaves. Solitary flowers are daisy-like in colours of purple, red and pink. Central discs are cone-shaped.
  • Full sun - - will tolerate some shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - late source of nectar for bees and butterflies. Cutting stems as flowers fade will encourage further flowering. Will grow in open woodland.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - central and eastern North America.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - deep, humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly
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Buy Varieties of ECHINACEA

ECHINACEA 'Big Kahuna'

ECHINACEA 'Big Kahuna'  >


Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Red-brown cone surrounded by dark honey coloured petals
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£12.00 each
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ECHINACEA 'Green Envy'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Unusual green flowers with rounded petals which have a growing purple tone from the base as the flowers mature
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£12.00 each
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ECHINACEA 'Hot Summer'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Scented flowers open a rich golden colour turning red in maturity
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£12.00 each
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ECHINACEA 'Marmalade'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Fully double pompom flowers starting marmalade-orange and turning more yellow in time
£12.00 each

ECHINACEA paradoxa

ECHINACEA paradoxa  >


Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Narrow yellow reflexed petals
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£12.00 each

ECHINACEA purpurea

ECHINACEA purpurea  >


Commonly known as: Purple coneflower.
Purplish-pink flowers growing up to 5 feet
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£12.00 each

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'  >


Commonly known as: Purple coneflower.
Bright purple-pink flowers with non-drooping petals on dark stems
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£12.00 each

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Green Jewel'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Light green petals with a dark green cone. Fragrant
£12.00 each

ECHINACEA purpurea 'White Swan'

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Commonly known as: Purple coneflower.
Clear white with dark centre
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£12.00 each

ECHINACEA 'Sombrero Adobe Orange'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Intense orange flowers and orange cone
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£12.00 each
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ECHINACEA 'Sombrero Granada Gold'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Gold flowers with gold cone
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£12.00 each

ECHINACEA 'Sombrero Salsa Red'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Brilliant red, very hardy and floriferous
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£12.00 each
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ECHINACEA 'Tiki Torch'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Single bright orange flowers with orange-red centre
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£12.00 each
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ECHINACEA 'Tomato Soup'

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Commonly known as: Coneflower.
Bright tomato-red
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£12.00 each

ECHINACEA 'White Meditation'

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Commonly known as: Cone flower.
Single white, lightly fragrant flowers, with large orange cone. Strong floriferous variety
£12.00 each

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A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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