Echinacea purpurea is also called ‘Coneflower’. The Echinacea purpurea produces striking pink-purple daisy-like flowers with a central cone in the summer. They stand out because of their size and colours: a combination of an orange-brown heart surrounded by contrasting pink-purple petals. Even when the flower has finished flowering and the pink discoloured leaves hang down, this flower still has ornamental value. An additional attraction is that during flowering countless bumblebees and butterflies come and go. Height 70-80 cm. Echinacea is suitable for drift growing in cottage style or herbaceous borders or mixed among grasses. The should be planted in a sunny position in fertile soil that is not too wet. Give this plant a 3- to 4 cm layer of compost each fall so it doesn’t have to fight too hard with other species for nutrients. Cut back in the spring when new foliage emerges.