Echinacea purpurea

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Buy Echinacea purpurea coneflower: Long lasting, rosy purple flowers.


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Large, rich rosy-purple, daisy-like flowers with prominent orange-brown centres on stiff stems appear from June to September. One of our recommended plants, it's tough and does not need staking and makes an excellent cut flower. Like other coneflowers, it is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse weather conditions, except drought. Try it dotted through a sunny, mixed border or in bold drifts among grasses where it will extend the season of interest. 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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Eventual height & spread

Not sure about echinacea

3

I bought 3 plants to use in a sunny flowerbed with other purple/white flowers. The plants were tiny when arrived, barely there (April). That said, they did grow well and by August (so a bit late) I had several big flowers. I was slightly dissapoonted as the middle part of the flower is quite large and the petals were thin, based on photos of this plant I expected more pink colouring, bigger petals. It was it's first season, and summer was quite dry so will see next year if this made a difference.

RubyRain

Southeast England

No

Impressive flowers

5

The first year I planted these they were very leafy and barely any flowers but the 2nd year they have been amazing! So many large purple flowers per plant and they kept going. Very impressive!

Empem

Devon

Yes

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4.0 2

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Have just bought small echinacea plants about 6" high from you.. Can I plant out now or wait till spring?

Anxious gardener

Hello there Echinaceas are fully hardy so can be planted out now, just make sure that they have good drainage as they don't like sitting in cold, waterlogged soils.

None of my echinachea have come up this year - do you think slugs have been at them? The rest of my plants have emerged and are thriving. I just wondered if echinachea are paricularly tasty to slugs!

Subeciw

Hello, It could be a couple of things. Slugs may eat the emerging foliage in spring, but it may also have been caused by the unusually wet winter.

helen

I planted three echinacea plants last year and they all flowered well and looked amazing. Unfortunately I can not see any of them showing any sign of growth or any shoots in the ground. Can you help me out? Thank you.

Panna

Hello there It could be that you have lost the plants through the wet winter we have just had. These plants are fully hardy, but do they need good drainage. It is still quite early so I would have a double check to see if there aren't any small shoots just starting to emerge before giving up on them. Hope this helps

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