Echinacea purpurea 'Sensation Pink' (PBR)
Height x Spread: 45cm x 45cm
If they say that the best things come in small packages, 'Sensation Pink' is a good case for the defence with masses of sumptuous vivid magenta single flowers, each set off with a bold copper cone, held high above mounds of lush green foliage on dark purple stems.
Simply gorgeous, the blooms fade to a soft lavender pink contrasting beautifully with the bright new flowers as they open, the display lasting from mid summer through to autumn with frequent deadheading or picking for vases. Much beloved by butterflies and other pollinators, this knee high perennial would add the wow to any container in the sun, but also looks stunning combines with ornamental grasses such as Stipa tenuissima. A sunny site in good soil - moist but free-draining - suits it best.