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Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) (Echinacea purpurea)


Perennial

Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Medicinal
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
Description:

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.

£2.10

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

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Height

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle

Perennial

Colour

Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

Yes

Medicinal

Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea

No

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

No

Culinary Herbs

Not culinary

Scented

No Scent

Herb Group

Other

A-Z

E

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