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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.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sun-will tolerate some shade
- Mature Size
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- Goes Well With
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - attracts butterflies. Remove faded flowers to prolong blooming.Pests & DiseasesNone. Prolonged wet can cause root rotPlace of originGarden origin
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soilDeep, humus-rich
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
ASTER frikartii 'Monch'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Firebird'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Fragrant Angel'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Green Jewel'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Little Giant'
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
intense orange flowers and orange cone
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