Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'

Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'

1 bare root — £4.45

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Description

Pink and peach ombre is one irresistibly fabulous fusion, and Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' has absolutely nailed this dreamy colourway. From a dark button centre, long narrow peach-coloured petals, each with a rosy-pink blush, radiate outwards with an elegant downward curve. The overall effect of these amber-hued coneflowers mimics the most illuminating sunsets, and balmy summer evenings are precisely the time to enjoy this fruity cocktail of colour.

Despite its exotic looks, Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' is a resilient hardy perennial and will grow back each year without the need for winter protection. Give it a sunny position with free draining soil, each year the plant establishes a little more and forms a clump which produces multiple flowering stems. The nectar-rich flowers provide a banquet for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Flowering from mid-late summer, Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' intensifies the sizzling colours of the season, lighting up summer evenings with their warm glow. 

Its apricot-orange petals with a central brown cone make for a stunning display, and the cone gradually matures to a soft pink. Perfect for containers, attracting pollinators, and even as a cut flower, you can't go wrong with Echinacea purpurea 'Rainbow Marcella' ('Rainb299'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Butterfly Series).

Plant Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' 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 purpurea 'Rainbow Marcella' ('Rainb299'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Butterfly Series)

  • Flower colour

    Peach, pink, orange, salmon

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • 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

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' 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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