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Echinacea purpurea 'Robert Bloom'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Magenta

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Echinaceas have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to the trend for prarie-style planting. They are easy to grow as they will tolerate most decent soils and their sturdy nature means that staking is unnecessary. Their long-lived flowers are excellent for cutting and are attractive to bees. 'Robert Bloom' produces beautiful upward-facing, flat, dusky red-purple flowers with orange-brown centres from July to September.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: Robert Bloom

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: 85cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to May


Reader reviews

gregory1

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


silverfleur

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



jean08

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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