Plant of the Month – Echinace (Coneflower)
Chris’ plant of the month for July is the Echinacea! A genus of herbaceous flowering plants of the daisy family.
There are ten species which are commonly called cone flowers.
They are natively found in Eastern and central North America where they grow in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas.
They are great for attracting bees and other pollinating insects into your garden, they are also good for the birds.
- Echinaceas come in a range colours from pink, red, white, purple, green and even bicolours.
- They are fully hardy so will come back every year and will grow in all soil types.
- They like full sun to dappled shade.
- To keep them flowering dead head fading flowers regularly but in the Autumn leave the seed heads for the birds.
- In the Spring cut them back when you see signs of new growth,
Here at Thorngrove we have quite a range so come on down and see what we have to offer!