How to Grow Echinacea


  • Planting Instructions
  • Soil Preparation
  • Maintaining Echinacea

Planting Instructions

  • Plant roots the moment they are delivered
  • If you can't plant immediately, then remove from packaging and store in a cool place
  • When to plant: Mid to late Spring
  • Plant roots so that the crown or growing point is 5cm below soil level
  • Spacing: 45 to 60cm apart
  • Position in a sunny location, avoid exposed sites
  • Will tolerant some light shade
  • Companion plants: Grasses, rudbeckia, astilbes

Soil Preparation

  • Requires a dry, well draining soil
  • Avoid damp & water logged soils
  • Dig over soil adding well rotted manure
  • Wet soils can be conditioned by adding grit, vermiculite or RHS bulb starter
  • Soil pH: Acidic to neutral

Maintaining Echinacea

  • In exposed sites plants may need to be staked
  • Water lightly after planting. Increase water as plant grows
  • Mulch over the top of crown with organic mulch
  • Old leaves, straw, manure or chippings will do for this
  • Feed every two week in Summer months
  • Cut back to ground level in Autumn after flowering
  • Mulch up around crown over the Winter months

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