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ECHINACEA FATAL ATTRACTION

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We never quite got echinaceas really, despite their enormous popularity, what with their oddly downward drooping petals and often exaggerated central cones. Fatal Attraction changes all this, with defiantly non-drooping petals in a fiery vibrant pink, the flowers being held on stiff reddish black stems above strong green foliage on a compact bushy plant. This one we like. Sun or semi-shade. Well drained soil. 2 feet. Currently available ex 9cm pot.

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Great name for a great plant. Deadhead to extend the flowering season.

Echinacea or coneflowers (so called because of the tendency of the petals to droop around the prominent central boss of the flower) are native to North America with habitats that include the open prairie, barren hillsides and woodland. The breeding programme that has produced a vast range of new hybrids, mostly based on Echinacea Purpurea, began in the mid 1990s, with Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA and Arie Blom in Holland being the big players, each with many new introductions to their name.

This video on how to grow echinacea successfully features a quick glimpse of the Fatal Attraction variety:

Echinacea Fatal Attraction is a hardy perennial plant with reddish black stems and deep pink flowers from mid summer to autumn suitable for sun or semi-shade.

  • Height 24 in
  • Aspect Sun or semi-shade
  • Soil type Any well drained soil
  • Packing weight 1.5 kg

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ECHINACEA FATAL ATTRACTION

ECHINACEA FATAL ATTRACTION

We never quite got echinaceas really, despite their enormous popularity, what with their oddly downward drooping petals and often exaggerated central cones. Fatal Attraction changes all this, with defiantly non-drooping petals in a fiery vibrant pink, the flowers being held on stiff reddish black stems above strong green foliage on a compact bushy plant. This one we like. Sun or semi-shade. Well drained soil. 2 feet. Currently available ex 9cm pot.

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