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Echinacea Seeds - Purple Coneflower

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Purple Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) - perennial Coneflowers are found throughout the central and southeastern U.S.A., in open forests, meadows and along roads.

Coneflower is fairly tolerant to drought. However, Echinacea plants do well with adequate watering, and can tolerate various soil types. Purple coneflower is generally native to soils with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Choosing a good site is important for growing and harvesting Echinacea.

Purple coneflower generally has a deep fibrous root system and is harvested at three or four years old. 

Echinacea is well known in some European countries as a herb plant that may help the common cold, toothache, sore throat, psoriasis, rheumatism, stomach cramps, burns and external sores, and to counteract the effects of poison ivy and snakebite.

 

PLANT INFORMATION 

Taxonomy: Echinacea Purpurea
Life Cycle: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 24 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lavender
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Loam, clay, or rocky material, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes

 

PLANTING GUIDE

Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10-30 days
Light Required: No
Sowing Depth: 1/8 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 250 square feet
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches

 

Purple coneflower wildflower seeds can be preserved in a sealed container in a freezer or in a cool dry room for several years.
Echinacea requires a cold, moist period—called stratification—in order to germinate. 
If sowing Coneflower outdoors, wait until the temperature is constant during the daytime at 70F.
Prepare the seedbed by loosening soil and weeding. 
Start Coneflower from seed using a soil mix of 1:1:1, peat, sand and soil.
Lightly press coneflower seeds into the soil, about 1/8 inch deep and keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet.
Germination should occur in 10-30 days.

Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting outdoors. If started indoors in late winter, Echinacea may bloom in the first year. It can also be direct sown in early spring or early fall.

If starting indoors, provide total darkness and a soil temperature of 21-25°C (70-75°F). Once sprouts appear, provide bright light.

Transplant in larger pots when seedlings have two true leaves, 30-40 days after sowing. Harden off before transplanting outdoors in late spring or early summer and space plants at 12-18″ (30-45cm) apart.

Keep coneflower wildflower well watered during hot, dry weather.


 

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Echinacea Seeds - Purple Coneflower
Regular price
$7.85
Sale price
$7.85
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Regular price
$7.85
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