The Coneflower

The Coneflower in the spotlight

Today we put a very popular perennial in the spotlight: the Echinacea or also called the coneflower. A plant that is not only very beautiful, but is also good for more biodiversity in the garden. Read on to learn more about this colorful plant!

The Echinacea

The Echinacea is a beautiful perennial, which you often see coming back in the summer months. Flowering starts in June or July and the plant has finished flowering again in September. During the summer months you can enjoy a colorful garden with the Echinacea, with colors such as red, pink, green and yellow.

Even after the summer you don't have to say goodbye to the coneflower: this perennial is hardy, making it resistant to cold weather conditions. However, the coneflower should not be too wet in winter, put it in a well-drained place, otherwise it will not survive the winter.

Echinacea doesn't like competition, so don't put other plants too close to this plant. The coneflower can metastasize. This will never be a nuisance and bring on those newcomers so you can enjoy even more flowers!

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Good for biodiversity in your garden

Do you want to increase the biodiversity in your garden? The coneflower has a positive influence on the biodiversity in your garden. You attract a lot of bees, butterflies and other insects. The red coneflower in particular is an absolute favorite with the Aurelia!

With the coneflower you not only have a colorful garden, but you also support the insects. In recent years, there has been a lack of nectar and pollen, which has reduced the bee and butterfly populations.

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The Echinacea and the Dutch Wave

The Echinacea is a perennial that comes back a lot in the Dutch Wave. This dynamic and naturalistic planting style combines perennials with ornamental grasses, annuals and bulbs.

Nature is used as a source of inspiration, so that the gardens have clear similarities with nature. You can also recognize this style by the structure of plants and the natural character.

A colorful garden and a contribution to biodiversity?

Then have your garden designed by Hans van Horssen. He masters the Dutch Wave plant style like no other and can make beautiful combinations between perennials, ornamental grasses, annuals and bulbous plants.

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