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Echinacea purpurea  Magnus

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Coneflower

Very attractive late summer flowers

A magnet for bees and butterflies in summer when the elegant flowers are seen. Swept back petals reveal the pollen rich centres that turn into attractive seed heads once the flowers have faded. Easy to grow in a border and a classic cottage garden plant.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny site and soil which is not too dry in summer. Plant in the middle of a border - looks great with grasses and other summer flowering daisies.

How?

Add garden compost or well rotted manure when planting and cut the plants back in spring once the new leaves are seen. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Medicinal Yes
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Wildlife garden

Typically available

From April to September