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Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit (mixed)

coneflower [Cheyenne Spirit]

A seed-raised, hybrid coneflower which bears flowers in a wide range of colours, on sturdy stems, from summer through to early autumn. These are in a classic coneflower form of a central cone with a collar of single ray florets. Height to around 60cm

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Gold Orange Pink Purple White Green
Autumn Red Gold Orange Pink Purple White Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Trade

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in deep, well-drained, humus-rich soil, ideally in full sun although they can tolerate some shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed early in the season for flowering in the first year

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Cut back stems as the blooms fade to encourage further flower production

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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