Echinacea purpurea, also known as purple coneflower, has pink flowers and a large, orange-brown cone in the centre. It's perfect for growing in drifts towards the middle or back of a cottage-style or herbaceous border, or among grasses and rudbeckias in a prairie-style planting scheme.
In The Records
The name Echinacea comes from the Greek 'echinos', which describes the nature of a hedgehog - clearly inspired by the bristly scales of the dried seed head. The echinacea coneflower was one of the most important healing plants of the Native Americans.
Good to know
- Perfect for pots
- ornamental floristry
- flowers from second year
- pollinator friendly
When to Sow: Feb, March, April, May, Aug, Sept
When to Harvet: June - Pot Size: 45cm
Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Other Names: Purple coneflower, black samson, hedgehog coneflower, purple daisy, eastern purple and coneflower
Plant type: Perennial
Baby/ pet safe: non toxic
Number of seeds: 60