Echinacea x hybrida 'Summer Cocktail'

As its name suggests, you’ll get a colourful cocktail of soft colours in late summer with this. The buds develop from a soft, hazy yellow and mature to a vibrant orange and salmon pink gradient. More
1 x 9cm pot 510975-1 £11.50 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm pots 510975-3 £29.95 Delivery late March
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As its name suggests, you’ll get a colourful cocktail of soft colours in late summer with this. The buds develop from a soft, hazy yellow and mature to a vibrant orange and salmon pink gradient.

Because the colour change is gradual, you’ll see the whole trio of colour shades when the plant is in full bloom.

Genus Echinacea
Group/Species x purpurea
Variety Summer Cocktail
Type Perennial
Common Name Coneflower
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in deep, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Give them space to establish as echinacea do not like to be crowded and avoid damp spots. Incorporate plenty of organic matter, such as well-rotted manure or garden compost, into the soil before planting. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well.
Care Tips Echinacea do not like to be crowded, give them space to establish in your garden and avoid winter wet spots and heavy mulching over crowns in winter. Once planted, they are best left alone — they do not transplant well. Deadhead to encourage flowering into the autumn after the main August-September season. Propagate by rooting cuttings from late autumn to early winter.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life No conditioning necessary - they last 2-3 weeks in a vase. You can also remove the petals and use the central flower cone for drying.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

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Delivery

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Echinacea x hybrida 'Summer Cocktail' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Jill

The service was excellent and the plants when they came were in very good condition.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Meredith

These all died within a week. Very disappointing -won’t buy again from SR due to lack of quality plants and overpriced-IMO. Shame.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anna

Did not survive although planted with the others

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Reviewed 9th October 2018 by Julie

Just a couple of flowers so far. Hoping for better things next year when it is established.

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Nigel

Yet again good quality flowering plant