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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
pale purple coneflower
Echinacea are erect, clump-forming rhizomatous perennials with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and solitary, long-stalked daisies with prominent conical central disks and often drooping ray florets; attractive to butterflies
E. pallida is a tallish coneflower, to 1.2m with distinctive pale pink flowers. The rays are long and linear, reflexed to droop down from the tall orange-brown cone
E North America
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil ideally in full sun with protection from excessive winter wet
Propagate by seed sown at 13°C in spring. Propagate by division in spring or autumn although they resent disturbance. Propagate by root cuttings from late autumn to early winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Prairie Planting Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back stems as the blooms fade which may encourage further flowering; flowers may be kept on the plant for winter interest
Pests Generally pest free but young growth may be susceptible to slugs
Generally disease free
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