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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.
Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Perennial. Flowers 10-13cm (4-5in) across
Will tolerate some shade
Good to know - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
garden origin. USA. Oregon. Terra Nova Nurseries
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - deep, humus-rich
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ASTER frikartii 'Monch'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Firebird'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fragrant Angel'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Green Jewel'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Vintage Wine'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'White Swan'
EUPATORIUM rugosum 'Chocolate'
Buy Varieties of ECHINACEA
Red-brown cone surrounded by dark honey coloured petals
Unusual green flowers with rounded petals which have a growing purple tone from the base as the flowers mature
Scented flowers open a rich golden colour turning red in maturity
Double orange flowers yellowish at first
Narrow yellow reflexed petals
Purplish-pink flowers growing up to 5 feet
Bright purple-pink flowers with non-drooping petals on dark stems
Light green petals with a dark green cone. Fragrant
Clear white with dark centre
Brilliant red, very hardy and floriferous
Single golden-yellow flowers
Single bright orange flowers with orange-red centre
Single white, lightly fragrant flowers, with large orange cone. Strong floriferous variety