- Position: full sun
- Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Dazzling orange petals that are slightly darker at their base, surround a prominent orange-red boss. This creates a zesty combination of colour that looks great in a 'hot' themed border. The flowers have a spicy fragrance, are look great when cut and popped into a simple arrangement in a vase. The long lasting flowers attract butterflies and bees and the birds will flock to them after they have set seed.
- Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.