Echinacea 'Irresistible'
Echinacea 'Irresistible'
Echinacea 'Irresistible'
Echinacea 'Irresistible'

Echinacea 'Irresistible'


Echinacea 'Irresistible'

1 bare root — £4.45

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The name speaks for itself and it’s hard to disagree on that note, Echinacea 'Irresistible' is exceptionally desirable. Sumptuous, over-sized cones are surrounded by a flurry of tiny petals in sunset shades of coral-orange. The extra petals give the flower heads a luxurious fluffy appearance. The outer ring of reflexed petals curve backwards, forming a particularly eye-catching flower shape which is also a welcome landing spot for pollinators. These extravagant blooms are supported by sturdy, upright stems which are self supporting. With long, straight stems, they also make great cut flower material.

Echinacea 'Irresistible' is just as tantalising to bees and butterflies who appreciate these blooms as a rich source of nectar. This modern cultivar has been bred to sustain a neat and bushy habit which makes it suitable for large patio pots as well as borders. Flowering from mid to late summer, these hardy perennials bring a good dose of colour to mixed planting schemes, returning year after year to grace your garden with a splashy display.

Echinacea 'Irresistible' is a double-trouble treat for your garden! Not only does this compact coneflower variety grace your landscape with its flat, apricot-pink flowers from June to September, but it's also suitable for growing in containers. What's more? It's amazing as a cut flower and a powerful pollinator attractor. So don't be surprised if you find your garden buzzing with activity during the summer months—it's all thanks to Echinacea 'Irresistible'.

Plant Echinacea 'Irresistible' in a spot in sun where it can easily be seen. Note that it is around 60cm 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 'Irresistible'ᴾᴮᴿ (d)

  • Flower colour

    Peach, apricot, orange, red

  • Plant size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position


  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Echinacea 'Irresistible' 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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