Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'
Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'

Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'

1 bare root — £3.48

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Description

Settle into a sundown moment among the gloriously glowy blooms of Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama'. Flowering in the molten colours of the setting sun, this extraordinary variety captures that blissful gloam which follows a hazy summer's day, in a hot shade of coral pink which is positively luminous at dusk. Think golden evening light, pink colours in the sky, chirping grasshoppers and relaxed meadow mood. Of course, this coneflower is beautiful all day, but shines like a beacon in those very moments!

Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama' combines well with most sun-loving perennials like Helenium and Rudbeckia. It’s particularly dreamy right next to ornamental grasses with golden, swaying seedheads like Stipa gigantea and Pennisetum, together creating a soft prairie look. Flowering from mid-summer onwards, plant a combination of perennials like Echinacea 'Sweet Meadow Mama' and youl'll be all set for a heavenly display which returns year after year.

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 'Sweet Meadow Mama'™

  • Flower colour

    Pink, peach, coral

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 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 'Sweet Meadow Mama' 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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