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Commonly known as Purple 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.
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Height - 65-75cm (25-29in)
Spread - 30-45cm (12-18in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial. Forms a low clump of coarse mid-green leaves.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sun - will tolerate some shade
Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies
Pests & Diseases - none. Prolonged wet can cause root rot
Place of origin - garden origin. USA. Oregon. Terra Nova Nurseries
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - deep, humus-rich
Wildlife - Butterfly friendly -
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