There are 3 things that rate Hooksgreen a truly superior supplier of plants. Firstly, the plants are reliably healthy and growing strongly (and these are no exception). Secondly, these three plants were obviously chosen very carefully to provide me with the full range of colours produced by this particular variety of Echinacea. Thirdly, the tall flowering heads of the plants were still intact (not cut off) and packaged with great care so as not to break them. There was even extra instructions for the courier to be careful not to crush the delivery box. Both plants and Hooksgreen are 5 star triple A.
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' (Cone Flower 'Cheyenne Spirit') Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Cone Flower 'Cheyenne Spirit' (Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit') Herb in 9cm Pot
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' is a hybrid cone flower. It has a spectacular display of narrow leaf shaped petals surrounding a brown cone in various shades of orange, red, purple and cream, please note that these are mixed you could get any one of the colour varients listed. The Cone Flower is very attractive to butterflies and bees and makes an extremely attractive cut flower. It is a beautiful perennial plant this Echinacea variety has a fairly compact growth and is perfect for the summer flower border, prairie style planting or the dry garden. It is drought tolerant, although water in the first year until established and prefers full sun and a free-draining hummus rich soil. If you cut back the stems as the flowers fade it can encourage a second flush of flowers or if you prefer they can be left in place as they can look attractive as dried seed heads.
Echinacea purpurea the species to which this variety is related is native to North America and has long been used by native Americans as wound-herbs. It more recently can be found in herbal medicine as the extract of which is said to ward off the common cold and flu by boosting the immune system. It is said to have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. However this hybrid has been breed purely for its floral display.
Buy Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' Online
Our potted Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' are generally available to buy online between May and September.
|Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' (Cone Flower 'Cheyenne Spirit') Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Free draining soil|
|Latin Name||Echinacea cheyenne spirit|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H7 - Very hardy|
|Special Features||Pollinator friendly|
|Type of Garden||Prairie|
Received very healthy plant which, although not yet flowering, has three buds. It seems to be flourishing sitting in a sheltered spot in container using Jamieson Bros Cumbria Mix compost (rich, well draining, ph 7.5 - 8), out of the wind but benefiting from a good ratio of sunshine to drizzling rain. Very pleased with purchase.
Arrived in good condition and seems to be adapting to its new location in my garden well. I had trouble finding Echinacea for sale in the UK and am so happy to have it now.