Echinacea pallida var. simulata
(syn. E. simulata). A newcomer to the garden for me, this one is growing strongly and looks to be yet another long-lived species. Very similar to the type E. pallida but an overall slightly bigger plant with larger narrow-petalled flowers in a lovely shade of pale pink, and yellow pollen instead of the usual white. These are tough, hardy plants which a long lived and have good drought tolerance once established. Winter dormant – dies down completely to a woody rootstock. Full sun, good drainage. 70-90cm tall in flower and 30cm wide. 9cm pot.