This hybrid cone flower is putting on a show in the Autumn Garden.
An erect perennial Echinacea purpurea is one of nine North American species from prairies, grassland and open woodland. Growing to 90cm, the roughly hairy stems bear ovate, toothed leaves. The flowers are typical of the daisy family (Asteraceae) to which it belongs, having a central conical disc, and gently reflexed purplish-red florets. ‘Bressingham Hybrids’ was a selection made at the acclaimed Bressingham Gardens. It is highly attractive to bees and butterflies, and makes a valuable addition to the herbaceous border, flowering from midsummer into autumn.