Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
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.
The Butterfly series has been bred to produce hardy, drought-tolerant and compact echinaceas which bloom over a long period. Flowers have single petals and don’t lose their colour with age. Echinacea ‘Golden Skipper’ is named after an American species of butterfly. It bears single, lemon-yellow blooms with a darker, green-yellow centre. It’s perfect for a container or the front of the border where, as its name suggests, it will attract plenty of butterflies and other pollinators.
Grow Echinacea ‘Golden Skipper’ at the front of the border or in containers, in full sun.
Echinacea ‘Golden skipper’ and wildlife
Echinacea ‘Golden skipper’ is known for attracting bees, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.
Is Echinacea ‘Golden skipper’ poisonous?
Echinacea ‘Golden skipper’ has no toxic effects reported.