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Echinacea Supreme Cantaloupe
(Coneflower)

£18.00

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Great for wildlife
July - September
60cm x 40cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Experience fruity floral fun with the Echinacea Supreme Cantaloupe! This vibrant perennial will elevate your garden, making it ‘one in a melon’!

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Description

Introducing the Echinacea Supreme Cantaloupe, the botanical wonder that's here to add a splash of fruity fun to your garden! This enchanting perennial is a delightful twist on the classic Echinacea, boasting mesmerising blooms in a captivating cantaloupe hue. Prepare to be dazzled as your garden transforms into a whimsical wonderland! With its strikingly vibrant flowers resembling the juicy flesh of a ripe cantaloupe, this Echinacea variety is a true showstopper. Each blossom showcases a glorious blend of warm peach and soft apricot tones, radiating a playful charm that's hard to resist. As the sun-kissed petals unfurl, they reveal a captivating central cone that transforms from a golden crown to a rich chocolatey centre, a delectable contrast that's as eye-catching as it is unique. Not only does the Echinacea Supreme Cantaloupe offer visual delights, but it also boasts an impressive array of health benefits. Known for its medicinal properties, this vibrant perennial has been traditionally used to support immune health and overall wellness. So, while you're admiring its delightful display, you can also bask in the knowledge that you're nurturing a natural remedy right in your own backyard. Thriving in full sun and well-drained soil, the Echinacea Supreme Cantaloupe is a low-maintenance companion that's perfect for both experienced gardeners and budding enthusiasts. Its robust nature ensures its resilience, even in challenging conditions, making it a reliable and rewarding addition to any garden or flower bed.  

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.