Ideally grow Echinacea Pallida ground cover in full sun for maximum colour, though they will tolerate partial shade. They will happily thrive in most soils so long as they are well-drained. Cut back any dead flowers and foliage in spring to allow for new growth. Once established they are fully hardy. Over time clumps can become congested so split these into two or three plants in late Autumn or early Spring and they will last for years.

As a rough guide when planting Echinacea Pallida as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.

 

How to grow Echinacea Pallida

Position: Full sun

Foliage: Perennial

Soil and site: Well-drained  – almost any soil except waterlogged

Flowering time: Mid-late Summer to late Autumn

Growth rate: Moderate

Ultimate height and spread: Height to 125cm, spread to 50cm

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: In early Spring cut back the flowered shoots and any dead foliage to ground level. After pruning feed with bonemeal and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Split congested clumps every few years in Autumn or early Spring.