Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'
Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'

Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'

1 bare root — £6.68

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Description

Introduce some sunny yellow to your summer schemes with this cheery Echinacea 'Golden Skipper'. This wonderfully vibrant yellow coneflower is a super attractive plant for pollinators, with its open blooms and eye-catching colour. At the centre of the flower sits a yellowish-green cone which makes for a citrusy lemon and lime contrast. Compact in height, this strong and stocky Echinacea establishes into attractive clumps which are just right for the front to middle of the border.

Echinacea 'Golden Skipper' works well with ornamental grasses and perennials with contrasting flower colours like purple Salvia, red Helenium or Verbena, all of which light up the garden from mid to late summer. Perfectly fitting for a prairie style border, this variety aptly gets its name from the Golden Skipper butterfly which is native to America. This sturdy little variety is also useful for patio containers as it is slightly smaller than other Echinacea varieties. It grows well in most well drained soils, this bundle of joy is best placed in full sun.

With its bright, lemon-yellow blooms, orange cone and toothed petals, it's sure to be the highlight of any garden. Whether it's planted en masse at the front of a border, or in a container, it's guaranteed to brighten up its surroundings. And the best part? Not only does it look great, but Echinacea 'Golden Skipper' is also a must-have for pollinators!

Plant Echinacea 'Golden Skipper' in a spot in sun where it can easily be seen. Note that it is around 50cm 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 'Golden Skipper' ('Echgol243'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Butterfly Series)

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • 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 'Golden Skipper' 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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