Coneflower 'Green Envy'

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Echincea, or the Coneflower, is the name for a large group of plants that are in the daisy family. They can be found with blooms in an abundance of different colours – from cream to red, purple to orange. It’s a very hardy plant, coping with everything the British weather can throw at it. It’s also believed by many to have medicinal effects by boosting the immune system. It can be taken in capsule form or in a ‘tea’ where it’s commonly combined with a fruit, such as raspberry, to make it pleasant to drink.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.9
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Erect
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Echinacea

Coneflower

PLANTS Echinacea

Echincea, or the Coneflower, is the name for a large group of plants that are in the daisy family. They can be found with blooms in an abundance of different colours – from cream to red, purple to orange. It’s a very hardy plant, coping with everything the British weather can throw at it. It’s also believed by many to have medicinal effects by boosting the immune system. It can be taken in capsule form or in a ‘tea’ where it’s commonly combined with a fruit, such as raspberry, to make it pleasant to drink.

Purple cone flower 'Hot Papaya'

PLANTS Echinacea purpurea 'Hot Papaya' | -40°C - -1°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Echinacea purpurea is also known as purple coneflower. It's called a coneflower because the flowers are cone-shaped. They are daisy-shaped, with a central dark button and bright pink petals that slope backward giving it the cone shape. They large flowers, usually around 12cm across. It has elongated oval leaves that are covered in coarse hairs. It will grow up to about a metre and a half in height. It will grow in any type of soil and is best planted in a sunny spot although it will still grow in some shade. It's an easy plant to look after, you'll only need to remove the dead flower heads, which will encourage further blooms to grow, and you shouldn't have any problems with pests or disease.

Echinacea  Jade

Coneflower 'Jade'

PLANTS Echinacea 'Jade' | -40°C - -1°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Echinacea pallida

Pale Purple Coneflower

PLANTS Echinacea pallida | -34°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full sun

Echinacea pallida, or the Pale Purple Coneflower is a great choice for the garden, being both hardy and easy to grow. It flowers from summer through to early autumn with pale purple blooms that have delicate drooping petals. This little lady does love her sunshine, so plant her in a full sun position in the garden. However, her fragile looks belie her tough exterior, as she’ll thrive in pretty much any location, be it sheltered or exposed. Looks fabulous in a wild flower setting, in flowerbeds and borders or as a cut flower in an arrangement.

Echinacea paradoxa

Coneflower

PLANTS Echinacea paradoxa | -29°C - -1°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Echinacea paradoxa is a beautiful addition to any garden, and will provide orange-yellow colour to the garden throughout late summer and early autumn. With its cone shaped blooms and drooping petals, you’d be forgiven for thinking this might be a somewhat fragile little lady. But nothing could be further from the truth, because the term ‘tough old boot’ could well have been written solely to describe her. The only thing she asks in order to thrive is to be planted in a fully sunny position, as she’s not that keen on the shade. Well suited for numerous locations, including flowerbeds, borders and cottage or informal gardens.

Echinacea purpurea Alba

Purple cone flower 'Alba'

PLANTS Echinacea purpurea 'Alba' | -40°C - -1°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Echinacea purpurea is also known as purple coneflower. It's called a coneflower because the flowers are cone-shaped. They are daisy-shaped, with a central dark button and bright pink petals that slope backward giving it the cone shape. They large flowers, usually around 12cm across. It has elongated oval leaves that are covered in coarse hairs. It will grow up to about a metre and a half in height. It will grow in any type of soil and is best planted in a sunny spot although it will still grow in some shade. It's an easy plant to look after, you'll only need to remove the dead flower heads, which will encourage further blooms to grow, and you shouldn't have any problems with pests or disease.