How to plant Echinacea

Echinacea are hardy to around -15c and don’t require any frost protection over winter in most areas.

— You can plant Echinacea outside in spring either directly into a clear, prepared space in borders or into temporary pots to grow on first.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out

— Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the buds or crown just below the surface or any leaves or shoots exposed.

— Choose a position in full sun or partial shade.

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth

— Echinacea should be planted at a spacing of around 15-20cm apart.

— Deadhead after flowering and cut down stems to 3cm above soil level in autumn.

— Echinacea form larger clumps with more flowering stems over the years.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions