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Echinacea SunSeekers Carmine
(Coneflower)

£18.00 £14.40

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Great for wildlife
July - September
60cm x 40cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Listen up, green thumbs! Echinacea SunSeekers Carmine—the botanical superstar that’s here to rock your garden! With blooms as bold as a rock concert, it’s ready to steal the show. Get ready to party with petals!

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Description

Elevating your garden to a new level of botanical brilliance is easy with the stunning Echinacea SunSeekers Carmine! This vibrant perennial is long-lasting and boasts blooms in electrifying shades of fiery red and rich carmine that are sure to ignite a floral frenzy. The Echinacea SunSeekers Carmine's dazzling display of colour is complemented by its striking form, featuring upright stems that rise proudly above the foliage, creating an eye-catching spectacle. As the sun graces this botanical beauty, the blooms shimmer and shine, captivating all who lay eyes upon them. Versatile and easy-going, the Echinacea SunSeekers Carmine suits a range of garden designs. It's perfect for adding splashes of bold colour to cottage gardens, where its vibrant hues can mingle with other perennials like dancing partners at a garden ball. Pair it with ornamental grasses and other prairie-style plants for a modern, naturalistic look that celebrates its native roots. The Echinacea SunSeekers Carmine also plays well in mixed perennial borders, where it can be the superstar surrounded by a supporting cast of flowers with complementary colours and textures. Create a pollinator paradise by incorporating it into a wildlife-friendly garden, as its nectar-rich blooms which attract butterflies and bees to support your local biodiversity. Low-maintenance and adaptable, this vivacious Echinacea thrives in full sun to light shade and well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant once established, it's a reliable performer even in the most challenging conditions.

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.