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Echinacea purpurea

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An attractive, tough perennial, Echinacea purpurea is reasonably fast growing with large pinkish-purple flowers with a distinctive raised central orange cone. With its long flowering period and vivid colour, this is a superb choice of plant for a sunny border.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Echinacea purpurea | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Echinacea purpurea | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Moist yet well drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: July - October.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Echinacea purpurea grows to be a clump forming perennial with tall flower stems.
Height: up to 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 cm (4 ft)

Notes: Echinacea purpurea may require protection from slugs.

Plant Finder: about Echinacea purpurea

Common names

Purple coneflower, Black samson, Coneflower


Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower). This species is an upright clumped perennial herb which is easy to grow. The flowers are large daisy-like flowers and they have a brown central cone surrounded by purple, red or pink, drooping petals. The foliage is comprised of lance-shaped, dark green leaves.


This perennial will require moist, humus-rich, well drained soil. It will tolerate wind and drought. You will need to dead regularly to prolong the flowering.

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, medicinal. Summer/Autumn interest.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Light, Medium, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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