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Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue' (Coneflower 'Meringue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue'

Other names

Coneflower 'Meringue', Hedgehog coneflower 'Meringue'

Genus

Echinacea 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

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Upright

Flower

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

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue'

Other names

Coneflower 'Meringue', Hedgehog coneflower 'Meringue'

Genus

Echinacea 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Upright


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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