Echinacea 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. 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.
|Sow:||Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost; can direct sow in Fall|
|Sow depth:||¼ in|
|Days to Germinate:||10-15 @ 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|
|Days to harvest:||300-365|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Bloom Time:||July – Oct.|
|Bloom Description:||Pink with cone center|
|Special Properties:||Attracts pollinators|