Echinacea purpurea Green Twister

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Echinacea purpurea Green Twister – a new form of echinacea with twisted petals which fade from deep pink centres to green tips. A popular upright perennial with sturdy stems supporting masses of large, daisy-like flowerheads, loved by pollinators. Foliage consists of narrow, oval, dark green leaves. Height 60cm, spread 45cm.

Supplied as 3 x 9cm pots

From Original price was: £4.28.Current price is: £3.42. (inc. VAT)
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Echinacea purpurea Green Twister – a new form of echinacea with twisted petals which fade from deep pink centres to green tips. A popular upright perennial with sturdy stems supporting masses of large, daisy-like flowerheads, loved by pollinators. Foliage consists of narrow, oval, dark green leaves. Height 60cm, spread 45cm.

Echinacea Purpurea flowers from July to September.

Known for their use in herbal medicine, these herbaceous perennials have large, daisy-like flowers with a central cone, leading to their common name, coneflower. Echinacea is great for wildlife, known for attracting bees, birds and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and, in Autumn, seeds for birds.

Growing Echinacea Purpurea

Echinacea are easy to grow as they tolerate most soils (except very dry ones), and sturdy stems mean that staking is not required. They are tolerant of drought and can withstand colder climates, but benefit from mulching and winter protection.

In their native eastern and central North America, Echinacea grow on prairies and along the edges of woodlands, so they will thrive in places with full or partial sun through the day. They can become leggy if they experience too much shade. Echinacea will tolerate poor rocky soil, but will not grow in wet soil. Mulch well with compost when you plant these herbaceous perennials.

Deadhead Echinacea to prolong the flowering period, but leave the seed heads for the birds in Autumn. They benefit from being mulched with well-rotted manure or compost in Autumn. Lift congested clumps in Autumn or Spring, and cut them back as the new foliage emerges.

Supplied as 3 x 9cm pots

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