Echinacea 'Hot Summer'PBR
Height x Spread: 80cm x 60cm
‘Hot Summer’, a vibrant daisy flower with petals that open yellow before maturing first to orange then red and finally pink, all encircling a central cinnamon cone. As the blooms open at different times from late summer into autumn each plant becomes a blend of tropical colours that works so well in a ‘hot’ themed sunny border.
A great hit with bees and butterflies, this versatile perennial suits different styles of planting from cottage to prairie. But if space is limited it is a ‘go to’ plant for a sunny summer container due to its flowering period. A great cut flower, picking the blooms for vases will encourage more. Just leave some seed heads on as food for the birds over winter.
Hardy throughout most of the UK, it performs best in a fairly fertile, well drained soil in the sun.