Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Mop Head'

Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea  'Kim's Mop Head'

Common Name: Coneflower
Genus: Echinacea
Species: purpurea
Cultivar: 'Kim's Mop Head'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.55 m (55 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Gold, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

A wonderful compact coneflower with downward arching heads of white daisy-like flowers with golden brown centres. As it only grows to 55cm (22in) tall it is perfect for planting in bold drifts at the front of the border where the blooms will shine for months. It is a tough plant and like other coneflowers is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse weather conditions except drought. Try it dotted through the middle of a sunny mixed border or in bold drifts among grasses where it will extend the season of interest. 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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