Echinacea 'Mac 'n' Cheese'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A recently introduced variety that we were keen to include in our range as we think it is one of the best yellow coneflowers. For several months each year from mid summer it produces super-sized, butter yellow flowers that can grow up to 10cm across. Perfect with reds and other autumnal tones, it also associates really well with grasses. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads.
- Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.
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