Coneflower

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Echinacea is thought to help cure a cold. Pretty AND helpful, you could easily leave your wife for this beauty.

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]
  • 0.5 - 0.7
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
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
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -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