Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'
Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'
Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'
Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'

Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff'

1 bare root — £4.45

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Description

Powder-puff pastels bring a sweet vibe to summer schemes. Pairing minty green with frosty peach-pink, Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' brings a sugary colourway which is ideal for soft colour combinations, and is also perfectly versatile enough to sit comfortably within a real mixed bag of colour cottage planting scheme. This wonderfully double-flowered Echinacea could easily be mistaken for a chrysanthemum with its vintage charm and petal-packed blooms! The pale cream petals have a cheeky cherry blush that develops and becomes more prominent as the flower ages.

Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' will thrive in full sun and within most well-drained soils. Echinacea loves to be in a sunny border, planted in groups so that the flowers really stand out. Its perennial nature means that it will return each year, eventually forming a clump which produces more stems each year. This extraordinary coneflower is also great for cutting with a cut and come again nature when established. Flowering from mid to late summer, this dwarf variety works well towards the front of the border or in large patio containers.

Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' is an eye-catching perennial with a whole lot of flair! This beauty is sure to make heads turn with its delectable double blossoms, beginning as a lime green hue before quickly transforming into a soft pink pompom with narrow, toothed cream-white petals gracing its edges. From mid-summer until autumn, you can enjoy the beauty of Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' in a vase or in your garden, as it is perfect for cutting or just for show. Not only is it an absolute delight to look at but is sure to be a hit with the pollinators!

Plant Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' in a spot in sun where it can easily be seen. Note that it is around 45cm tall and will bush out as it gradually forms a wider clump over the years. It’s a gem in a mixed border with other summer flowering perennials and easily combines with most colours. You can create a really bright display, or go for a more muted, hazy look by planting these coneflowers with ornamental grasses.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' ('Echcher298'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Cone-fections Series) (d)

  • Flower colour

    Cream, white, cherry blush

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    12 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Pots

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

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  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Echinacea 'Cherry Fluff' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Coneflower" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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