Echinacea 'Eccentric' PBR (Coneflower 'Eccentric'PBR) 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.
Coneflower 'Eccentric'(Echinacea 'Eccentric') Herb in 1L Pot
Echinacea 'Eccentric' is also known as a cone flower it has a narrow leaf, and sports a showy red flower-head, produced from early to late summer. These unusual flowers have a large central cone of double disc florets surrounded by short, florets which droop downwards away from the cone making an attractive alternative to other varieties and great if you want a collection of a few Echinaceas throughout your planting scheme. The flowers have a scent of honey they are very attractive to butterflies and bees and makes an extremely attractive cut flower. It is a beautiful perennial plant this Echinacea variety 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 'Eccentric' is also grown for the roots and rhizomes, which are lifted in autumn and used in healing preparations. Echinacea is native to North America and has long been used by native Americans as wound-herbs, it was the plant traditionally used in herbal medicine although today the 'pupurea' and pallida varieties are also used 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, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This variety is grown purely for its decorative flower heads.
Buy Echinacea 'Eccentric' Online
Our potted Echinacea 'Eccentric' or Coneflower 'Eccentric' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.
|Echinacea 'Eccentric' PBR (Coneflower 'Eccentric'PBR) Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Free draining soil|
|Latin Name||Echinacea 'Eccentric'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H5 - Hardy cold winter|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Prairie|