Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'
Echinacea 'Parrot'

Echinacea 'Parrot'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Parrot'

1 bare root — £6.68

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Description

Let Echinacea 'Parrot' dazzle in summer garden with its magnificent plumage of fiery yellow and red blooms! This exotic-looking coneflower shines like a beacon in a border from mid to late summer, and stands out for its notable bicolour petals which radiate from a prominent central dome. Ember shades of burnt orange turn to gold at the outer edges of each flower, forming two rings of colour which creates a contrast with itself as well as neighbouring plants. Echinacea 'Parrot' is perfectly evolved for pollination, with petals which curve gently backwards to make the perfect landing pad for bees and butterflies who find these flowers irresistible!

Coneflowers like Echinacea 'Parrot' are staples of the cottage garden border, but the exotic colour of this variety makes it equally suited to hot, tropical planting schemes and eye-catching patio pots. With a bushy, upright habit of around 50cm tall, it’s a useful plant for the front of borders, forming a neat clump of sturdy stems. Plant these hardy perennials in well drained borders where their daisy-shaped blooms can bask in the sun. Coneflowers don’t enjoy wet feet so on heavier soils it’s well worth digging in plenty of well-rotted compost to improve the soil before planting. Once established, they will return year after year, mingling cheerfully with other perennials and providing plenty of blooms for cutting or drying for everlasting displays.

Echinacea 'Parrot' is a beautiful bicolor coneflower, featuring blooms that blend from a bold red-orange to a deep yellow. All around, the reflexed petals of Echinacea 'Parrot' create an eye-catching contrast with the dark central cone, irresistible to pollinators. And the best part? You can enjoy its vibrant presence from June to September!

Plant Echinacea 'Parrot' 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 'Parrot' (Fine Feathered Series)

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, orange, red

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • 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 'Parrot' 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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