Echinacea ‘Sunseekers® White Perfection’

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An compact, upright, clump forming herbaceous perennial, well loved by pollinators. Low maintenance and fairly drought tolerant when established.

It’s an essential for a sunny border, especially when mixed with grasses or other flowering perennials.

Origin: N. America, cultivar of horticultural origin
Genus: Echinacea
Species / Cultivar: 'Sunseekers® White perfection'
Common Name: coneflower

Plant Biography

The Echinacea genus is a diverse group of herbaceous perennials in the daisy family.

Originating in the prairies of North America, the coneflower has found its way into cultivation, both because of its attractive flowers but also for its medicinal use.

Some species of Echinacea exhibit immunostimulant properties, and are promoted for prevention and treatment of, among others, colds and influenza.

Echinacea 'Sunseekers® White Perfection'
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 0.6 - 1.0m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.6m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Deciduous
Sheds all its foliage annually, so for a period of the year it will be without foliage.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Plant in the middle of the border, alongside other flowering perennials and grasses.

Water once a week in the first season to allow the plant to establish. Fertilise with a balanced fertiliser or top up the area with a light layer of fresh compost in autumn.

Cut back in fall, once the flowering season has ended.

Expert Tip

While in the flowering season, remove periodically the dead flowers to encourage new flowers to form.

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