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Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

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Herbaceous perennial with lovely large pink flowers and prominent brown central cones. Best planted beside perennial tall grasses, perennial Linarias or behind Catmints.

Echinacea(Zones 1,2,3,4)

Plant in full sun, in well-drained soil, with some added fertiliser. Ensure they have adequate moisture all year round. They are frost tolerant Their emerging leaves need to be protected from snails in early spring, but apart from that they appear subject to no other pests or diseases. The stems can be cut to the ground in winter. They are very attractive to insects and butterflies and have some medicinal qualities which can be extracted from the leaves, roots and flowers.

Aspect: Full sun

Growing Zones: Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 (refer to Climate Map)

Flowers: Dec;Jan;Feb;Mar

Product Type: Perennials

Product code: ECH

Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea

Supplied as: In Pots

Water Wise: Yes

Colour: Pink

Planting Time: Jun;Jul;Aug

End Use: Garden;Cut Flower

Frost Hardy: Yes

Height: 80cm

Growing Map