Coneflower

Echinacea 'Mac 'n' Cheese'

Coneflower - Echinacea  'Mac 'n' Cheese'

Common Name: Coneflower
Genus: Echinacea
Cultivar: 'Mac 'n' Cheese'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

A recently introduced variety. For several months each year from mid summer it produces super-sized butter yellow flowers that can grow up to 10cm across. Perfect with reds and other autumnal tones it also associates really well with grasses. It is 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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