Echinacea 'Irresistible'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Echinacea 'Irresistible'

Plant details

Echinaceas have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to the new trend for prairie-style planting. They're easy to grow as they tolerate most soils, and their sturdy nature means that staking is unnecessary.

Echinacea 'Irresistable' bears beautiful upward-facing, flat, double apricot-pink flowers from June to September. Their long-lived flowers are excellent for cutting and are attractive to bees. Its compact habit makes it suitable for growing in pots and containers, or planted in drifts through the centre of the border.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Cultivar: 'Irresistible'

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to May

Flowering period: June to September

Reader reviews


I'm a novice gardener but have planted echinacea
do you dead head them ?


Does anyone know why these flowers last so long? They seem to last for weeks in my garden!


I planted echinacea purprea seeds this year, they all came up and I have had quite large plants BUT NONE of them flowered.

Any ideas why?

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