Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Vintage Wine'

Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea  'Vintage Wine'

Common Name: Coneflower
Genus: Echinacea
Species: purpurea
Cultivar: 'Vintage Wine'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.55 m (55 cm)

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

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

An unusual variety of coneflower with scented deep pink flowers that have shorter stiffer petals than other varieties and deep brown central cones. This cheerful daisy-like echinacea flowers from midsummer through to autumn. It is a tough plant that does not need staking and it makes an excellent cut flower. Like other coneflowers it is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse weather conditions except drought. Try it dotted through a sunny mixed border or in bold drifts among 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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