What can Echinacea be planted with?
Recommended Companion Plants for Echinacea (Purple Coneflowers)
Is Echinacea a good companion plant?
Echinacea and lavender make a great pair. They require full sun but lavender doesn't need as much water. As long as you have well-drained soil, and don't water too much, both plants do well in the same garden.
Where does Echinacea grow in the garden?
Coneflowers prefer full sun and well-draining soil. Coneflowers are very tolerant of poor soil conditions, but they bloom best in soil that's nutrient rich. Loosen soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches and mix in a 2 to 4 inch layer of compost or aged manure.
Why are my Echinacea leaves turning brown?
Brown spotting on leaves is sometimes accompanied by a stem rot. Water in a manner that keeps moisture off the leaves and stems. Apply a fungicide to protect plants. Brown spots from on the leaves.
Is Echinacea cold hardy?
Echinacea is a hardy perennial that survives very cold winters. Plants become dormant in winter and re-emerge in spring.
Can you plant Echinacea in pots?
Echinaceas can be grown in pots and containers, too – take a look at this colourful late-summer pot for inspiration.