The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

Advice Please...

What do i do with my Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) when finished flowering? It is still flowering at the moment though?? Is this unusual?




No - I've got one with a couple of flowers still on, although I've not looked for 2 days and we've had two overnight frosts - they may now well be blackened husks, lol. Cut down to the ground when it starts dying back if you want it tidy - otherwise, just leave it to die down and pull the dead off next spring.

4 Nov, 2012


Thank you for your must helpful answer Bamboo...

4 Nov, 2012


I also had two flowers, now black husks. I'll leave mine for a couple of weeks so the birds can have any seed that may be there, then I will cut them down. OH wants a tidy front garden this year wont do any of it though haha.

5 Nov, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?