Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Overview

Masses of large, daisy-like flowers with drooping petals and a large, orange-green centre, on rigid stems. A stalwart of the herbaceous border. It has a long flowering season, throughout summer, and is extremely attractive to pollinators.

Brought to Britain from North America in 1620.

Loved by bees. 

Suitable for cutting and displaying in a vase.

Height and Spread: 90cm x 45cm

Common name: Coneflower; Purple Coneflower; Hedgehog Coneflower; Black Samson.



Photo: Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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