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Echinacea Paradox(Yellow Coneflower) Herb Plant

£6.50
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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.

Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) Herb in 1 litre Pot

Echinacea  is also known as a cone flower it has a narrow leaf, and sports a reflex yellow coneflower in summer. The Cone Flower's are daisy-like, conical and a vivid yellow colour with a scent of honey they are very attractive to butterflies and bees and makes an extremely attractive cut flower. 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.

Herb Usage

Echinacea paradoxa or Yellow coneflower is grown for the roots and rhizomes, which are lifted in autumn and used in healing preparations. Echinacea paradox 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. Some say it is inferior to the angustifolia variety. 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, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. 

Buy Purple Cone flower Online 

Our potted Yellow Cone flower herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.

 

Echinacea Paradox(Yellow Coneflower) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 100cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Echinacea Paradox
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary None
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Tincture
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Prairie