Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'
Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'
Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'
Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'
Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'
Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'
Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'

Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction'

1 bare root — £3.48

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Description

You’ll be powerless to resist the intense hot-pink flowers of Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'. If your summer display is lacking a little va-va voom, bring this vivid variety to the party and she’ll be sure to liven things up in an instant. With a relatively compact and bushy habit, she’s perfect for pots – but will be equally happy to make herself at home in any mixed border, too. Her nectar will certainly bring all the bees to the yard, so if you want to attract more pollinators to your garden (and who doesn’t?), Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction' should be number one on your guestlist.

Cut flower growers take note - other pink Echinacea varieties feature long, lean petals which may tend to droop down and get lost in flower arrangements, but not so 'Fatal Attraction' – the silky petals are short and sweet, meaning they’ll hold their own and shine brightly in the melee of any bouquet. This variety is reliably perennial, too – all she requires is plenty of sunshine and well-drained soil, to keep bringing the party vibes to your garden year upon year.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • 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

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 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

  • 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

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction' 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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