Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry

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Echinacea purpurea PowWow Wild Berry is a standout performer in any garden through the incredible colour of its flowers, outstanding performance, and excellent branching habit, which results in an abundance of blossoms per plant. The bright deep purple-pink to magenta flowers, spanning 7-10 cm wide, retain their vibrant color as they mature, creating a stunning visual display on sturdy, well-branched stems. This stunning perennial boasts a compact habit, lighting up the garden with its radiant flowers from early to late summer, and even offers additional sporadic flowering until frost, making it an ideal selection for small gardens and containers.

Native to North America, Echinacea, or Coneflower, has been a garden staple for years, appreciated for its hardy and showy nature. PowWow Wild Berry grows to a height of 45-60 cm and spreads 30-40 cm wide, thriving in full sun and well-drained soils. It demonstrates remarkable tolerance to drought, heat, and humidity, making it a perfect choice for beds and borders, prairies and meadows, wildflower gardens, or cottage gardens. Not only is it excellent as cut flowers, but if flower heads are left unremoved in the fall, they attract birds to the seeds. With no serious pest or disease issues and attractiveness to butterflies and other pollinators, this variety is a garden must-have. For continuous flowering, spent flowers should be removed and stems cut back. PowWow Wild Berry can be propagated by seed, division in spring or fall, or by root cuttings from late fall to early winter, allowing gardeners to spread its stunning beauty further.

Trimming: Cut back stems to the ground in late autumn after the plant has finished flowering. This helps tidy the plant and encourages healthy new growth in the spring.

Deadheading: Regularly deadhead spent flowers to prolong the flowering season and promote further flowering. Leave some flower heads in place if you wish to allow for self-seeding or to provide winter interest.

Fertilising: Echinacea purpurea generally requires minimal fertilisation. Apply a light dose of balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring if the soil is poor.

Watering: Water regularly during the establishment phase. Once established, Echinacea purpurea is quite drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering during prolonged dry periods.

Pest Control: Watch for pests such as aphids and Japanese beetles. Hand-pick beetles and use insecticidal soap to manage aphids if infestations occur.

Disease Management: Be on the lookout for signs of powdery mildew and aster yellows. Powdery mildew appears as a white, powdery coating on leaves and can be treated with fungicides. Aster yellows causes distorted growth and yellowing leaves; affected plants should be removed to prevent the spread. Ensure proper spacing and air circulation to minimise disease risk.

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