Echinacea, Herb Seeds, Purple Coneflower, Echinacea Purpurea, Grow Your Own, Open Pollinated, Non GMO, Naturally Grown, Free Shipping
Echinacea Good as fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds. It is easily grown in average, dry-medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Plants are adaptable and tolerant once established. Plants will self seed in optimum growing conditions.
Growing Zones: 3-9
Mature Height: 24-36 inches
Mature Width: 12-15 inches
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or direct sow in Fall. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 10-14 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 months. A quick alternative to moist chilling is to place seed in paper towel, moisten towel and then place in freezer for a day or two.
Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall, July-October
Bloom Description: Pink with cone center
Harvest: Leaf, Flower, Flowering Tops, Root, Whole Plant
Harvest Time: Summer-Fall, July-October
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Cut flower
All plants at Lovelight Herb Farm are naturally and organically grown, non-GMO, chemical-free, and open pollinated. We are a small family farm located in Western Oregon, USA
Seed packets contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener. Minimum of 50 seeds included in each seed packet..