2 years to reach maturity
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Echinacea is a small genus of approximately 10 hardy perennial herbaceous species, native to East and Central North America. They typically grow in prairie land or open forest habitats and are commonly known as coneflowers. This name is for the shape of their flowerheads, they petals tend to face downwards, creating a characteristic cone shape. The genus Echinacea is named after the Greek word for hedgehog, echinos, due to the prickly appearance of the centre of its flowers. The flowers resemble those of daisies and these plants have been widely grown for use in gardens. Flowers are most commonly pink, white or yellow but cultivation has resulted in a wide range of available colours.
Common problems with Coneflower
How to propagate Coneflower
Propagate by division in autumn or spring, trying not to disturb the roots too much.
Insert root cuttings from late autumn to early spring.
Special features of Coneflower
Other uses of Coneflower
Ornamental, borders, medicinal
Flowers to Sow or Plant Under Cover in March
Sow these seeds and pot up these tubers to get an early start on the year.Explore all
Flowers - Sow Under Cover in July
Thinking ahead to next year - sow these seeds for early spring and summer colour.