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Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue' (Coneflower 'Meringue')

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue'

Other names: Coneflower 'Meringue', Hedgehog coneflower 'Meringue'

Genus: Echinacea

Variety or Cultivar: 'Meringue' _ 'Meringue' is a compact, upright, herbaceous perennial with ovate, toothed, rough-hairy, dark green leaves and double flowers comprised of white florets surrounding a pale yellow pompons with a green centres.

Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue' is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Pale-yellow in Summer; White, Pale-yellow in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Upright

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Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly.. REGISTER to

Propagation methods: Division, Root cuttings. REGISTER to

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Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue' (Coneflower 'Meringue') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Wildflower, Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation: Grow in deep, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Best in full sun, although partial shade will be tolerated. As a general rule, Echinacea do not transplant well.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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