Purple Coneflower – Buy herbs online

£2.60

Beautiful purple daisy flowers in the summer and autumn that have a central bronze cone.
Grown in handy 9cm pots

Only 3 left in stock

Description

Purple Coneflower description:

This is a very impressive ornamental plant with large purple daisy flowers in the summer and autumn.

At the centre of the flowers there is a large bronze cone.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

This is suitable for the herb garden, border or patio.How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio and it does need good drainage, otherwise it will be short-lived.

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Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea.

Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower culinary uses:

Make a tea – place flowers and, or, leaves in a teapot, add boiling water, brew for 5 minutes, strain it and drink.

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Not particularly, but it will fill a small space in the middle or back of a border.

What type of soil:

Prefers a well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Reasonably hardy. Can die if it gets too wet due to bad drainage.

Size of plant:

Height 1 m.
Spread 40 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 6 plants per square metre.

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Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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