Echinacea purpurea 'Sundown' - Cone Flower
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An exciting new variety with vibrant orange, daisy-like flowers that have a prominent brown central cone and overlapping petals. This coneflower is very floriferous and the flowers have a beautiful honey-rose scent. An excellent plant that will look great in a hot border with other orange, red and yellow flowers. Like other coneflowers it can cope will with adverse weather conditions too. This colour offers so many more possibilities for different colour schemes than the standard purple coneflowers.
This special selection sports electrifying orange-sunset flowers with a prominent, brownish central cone. Their nice wide petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant this one up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance. The word ''echinacea'' comes from the Greek word ''echinos'' meaning ''hedgehog'', referring to the flower's spiky looking central cone.
Echinacea purpurea is a wildflower native to the eastern United States and is well-adapted to survive the hot, windy conditions typical of that region. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years. Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant. Lovely strong plants supplied in approx 1 litre containers.