Echinacea Strawberry and Cream
(Coneflower)

£18.00

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Great for wildlife
July - September
60cm x 40cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Echinacea Strawberry and Cream – the plant that’s berry delicious and blooming fabulous! With petals as sweet as strawberry ice cream, it’s the dessert-inspired perennial that’ll satisfy your garden cravings. Yum!

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Description

Echinacea Strawberry and Cream, the enticing perennial that boasts luscious strawberry-toned petals that gracefully merge with creamy highlights, creating a delectable visual treat that'll leave you swooning. Imagine your garden adorned with the radiant beauty of Echinacea Strawberry and Cream. Each blossom resembles a mouth-watering scoop of strawberry ice cream topped with a dollop of dreamy cream, invoking memories of carefree Summer days and indulgent delights. Its striking colours, combined with a captivating fragrance, make it a magnet for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, transforming your garden into a vibrant haven of life and colour. Whether you're aiming for a charming cottage garden, a whimsical meadow, or a contemporary landscape, this botanical beauty can effortlessly adapt and elevate any garden setting. Plant them in borders, flower beds, or as focal points in patio containers - they'll shine bright anywhere! These hardy perennials thrive in full sun to partial shade and are remarkably low-maintenance. Their drought tolerance and adaptability make them a dream for both experienced gardeners and beginners. Unleash the sweetness of Echinacea Strawberry and Cream and savour the joy of having a dessert-inspired wonderland right in your garden space.

Planting Conditions

Echinacea thrives in full sun to partial shade. Choose a planting location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter. Echinacea is adaptable to various soil types, but it prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. When planting, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, place the plant at the same depth it was in the nursery container, and back-fill with soil. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil. With the right planting conditions, Echinacea will establish well and reward you with its beautiful and resilient blooms.

Watering & Feeding

Echinacea prefers well-drained soil and benefits from regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. Water deeply, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Avoid over-watering, as Echinacea is drought-tolerant once established. When it comes to feeding, Echinacea generally doesn't require heavy fertilisation. Incorporating organic matter into the soil during planting provides sufficient nutrients. However, a light application of a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring can support healthy growth and flowering. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and application. With proper watering and occasional feeding, your Echinacea will thrive and reward you with its vibrant and long-lasting blooms.

General Care

Echinacea is a hardy perennial that requires minimal care. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, helps to keep the soil evenly moist but not overly saturated. Deadheading spent flowers encourages continuous blooming and prevents self-seeding. In colder regions, a layer of mulch provides insulation during winter. Echinacea is generally resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of infestation or disease and take appropriate action if needed. Division every few years rejuvenates the plant and maintains its vigour. With these simple care practices, your Echinacea will flourish and enchant with its vibrant blooms.