Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’
GREEN TWISTER CONEFLOWER
Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’ is a recent release, and stole the show at Chelsea Flower Show pre-pandemic.
Because each flower is an unusual lemon green at the petals outer edge and then gradually shades into carmine pink. And the central cones are positively iridescent, with a carmine to black cone in the centre.
Erect sturdy stems hold single, horizontal petalled blooms.
Making ‘Green Twister’ a lovely cut flower which is long lasting in both the garden and vase.
Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’ enjoys full sun and average to humus rich soil.
Once established it can tolerate dry periods.
Hardy, evergreen perennial which is very tall in flower but remains as a low evergreen neat clump of foliage in the winter.
100cm High in magnificent flower x 60cm Wide neat, low evergreen foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Sow Echinacea seed in late winter to spring or late summer to autumn indoors / or scatter directly in the garden.
Seed prefers a cold spell to germinate well. Sow seed on surface of good quality seed raising mix and press in lightly, do not cover seed as seed needs light to germinate, you may use a very light sprinkling of vermiculite. Keep moist but not wet at all times. Keep at 20-24 degrees C . Germination may start after 5 days and may take up to 20 days. Prick out seedlings once large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots to grow on before planting out in spring in well drained soil. Echinacea will flower in 11 to 15 weeks from sowing so Flowers are possible in the first year.
SEED COUNT: 5 seeds per pack (seed of this unusual variety is in limited supply)
Click here for Open Gardens Information
Click here to go back to Seeds Shop