Echinacea 'Sunset'

Echinacea 'Sunset'

Coneflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Echinacea 'Sunset'
  • Common name: Coneflower
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1m

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 'Sunset' bears bright orange petals encircling a prominent brown cone. Its long-lived flowers are excellent for cutting and are attractive to bees and other pollinators. Grow in drifts through the centre of the border, with ornamental grasses or in large containers, in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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