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Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) (Echinacea purpurea)


Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Height: 2 - 3 feet
Aspect: Full sun
Soil Type: Free draining fertile
Uses: Medicinal and Decorative
Care: Herbaceous - cut back in autumn
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below

Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) (Echinacea purpurea)

Echinacea – Purple Coneflower – Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea – Purple Coneflower – Echinacea purpurea is a very attractive garden perennial, native to North America. It has erect hairy stems with dark green leaves. Daisy like flowers that are purple with red conical centres appear in August. Great for wildlife, the flowers are also particularly attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Grow in a fertile, well drained soil in a sunny position. Deadhead frequently in order to prolong flowering over the summer.

Echinacea is a decorative addition to any garden with its striking blooms. The flowers look especially good alongside grasses and other late flowering plants for a prairie style planting scheme. They will flower late into Autumn eventually forming an enduring seedhead that will provide winter interest in the garden.

Echinacea has long been in use medicinally to improve resistance to infection.

Attractive cut flowers.



Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle



Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Not culinary


No Scent

Herb Group




Width / Spread

1-2 feet

Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant


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