Use : Outdoors
Evergreen/Deciduous : Evergreen
Plant Type : Perennial
Flower Colour : Pink – purple
Foliage Colour : Green
Best Season : Mid-Summer to Autumn
Light : Sun
Hardiness : Hardy
Attributes :
Height (m) : 1.5
Spread (m) : 4.5

Echinacea purpurea or Rudbeckia purpurea – Cone Flower

Echinacea purpurea, sometimes called Rudbeckia purpurea, is a genus of about 9 species. Useful, bold, tough perennials. Erect, sometimes red-tinted stems bear bristly dark green leaves. The flowers are solitary and daisy-like with prominent cone-shaped brownish-yellow central disks. For best effect, grow in clumps in a herbaceous border. Plant in well-drained, humus-rich soil. Cut back stems as flowers fade to encourage further flowering. Dead-head regularly. Cut to ground level in Autumn. Remains evergreen in frost-free areas but becomes dormant in cold regions. Roots are hardy even to severe frost. Will do well in inland and coastal gardens. Divide in Autumn or Spring – the plants resent a lot of disturbance. Pests and diseases: trouble-free.