Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea


Well known for boosting the immune system this attractive perennial is often grown just for its stunning flowers. Needs protecting from slugs which find the leaves delicious. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
Sale price£3.10
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Only 2 plants left

Description

  • Attractive flowers
  • Loved by bees and butterflies
  • Supports the immune system
  • Aromatic

Widely used as a medicine by native Americans before white settlers produces a preparation of Echinacea called Meyers Blood Purifier. Commercial production began in Germany in the 1930’s and then into Switzerland in the 1950’s. There are now many over the counter products, but the plant is still grown widely grown by gardeners simply for its beauty.

Plant Care

  • Height: 60-100cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Flowering period: July - September

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