Echinacea purpurea Cleopatra – Sun hat is a long-flowering plant with light yellow flowers with orange heart. Read here about the care, flowering and location.
General information Echinacea purpurea Cleopatra
This long-flowering plant grows up to 60 cm high and has an upright habit. The flowers can be used as cut flowers. Butterflies and bees love the flowers, so the plant does well in an animal-friendly garden. For a striking result, plant 7 to 9 plants per square meter in the border. In winter the plant dies above ground, Coneflower is hardy.
Location Echinacea purpurea Cleopatra
The plant likes to be in full sun or possibly in partial shade.
Ordinary garden soil is fine, but slightly moist but permeable, humus-rich soil is preferred.
Echinacea is available in many different colors and is a sought-after plant due to its long-lasting flowering and appeal to butterflies and bees.
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When does the plant bloom?
This long flowering plant is in bloom from July to September with light yellow flowers with an orange-coloured heart, a beautiful combination. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and bees and can also be used as cut flowers. Removing faded flowers encourages continued flowering.
- Fertilize the plant in spring with organic fertilizer.
- Water if necessary during prolonged drought, do not let the soil dry out completely.
- Cut away faded flowers to encourage continued flowering. Later in the year you can choose to leave the faded flowers on the plant because of their ornamental value during the winter.
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