Coneflower

Echinacea 'Hot Summer'

Coneflower - Echinacea  'Hot Summer'

Common Name: Coneflower
Genus: Echinacea
Cultivar: 'Hot Summer'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

The scented flowers of this interesting cultivar open a rich golden colour and gradually take on orange tones before finally turning red as they reach maturity. This creates a striking multi-coloured effect on one plant. A long-flowering perennial it will put on a wonderful display from midsummer to mid autumn and looks great dotted through a border with other hot colours. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and birds will flock to the seedheads.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.


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