A striking perennial reaching 1.2m/4ft tall with purple cone-shaped flowers from July-August. Prefers a light soil and a sunny position. Succeeds in dry conditions and tolerates drought when established.
Slugs really love this plant so it may need some protection until established.
Echinacea is a well-known medicinal herb with many applications – perhaps most widely used as a powerful stimulant of the immune system. A decoction for fevers and flu can be made out of the dried root of this plant.
Great bee and butterfly plant!