Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor'
Popular permaculture designer Michael Judd has echinacea as the pollinator in his companion plant quartet. He calls it 'the indigenous wonder' and likens the continuous bloomer to a gas station for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects who visit the fruit trees. In addition, echinacea's anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects are well documented. We have selected this particular variety for it's exceptionally long bloom period (June to October). Deep rose-pink, swept-back petals surround the large copper-orange centre cones. Grows approx. 60 cm (24") tall and wide.