Echinacea is the botanical name for Purple Coneflower Echinacea Germination Information How to Sow Echinacea:
How to Grow Echinacea: Spacing:
- For best results, sow indoors covering the seeds with four times their thickness in soil
- Maintain a temperature of 70-75° F during germination
- Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days
- If started early, Echinacea will bloom the first year.
- Sow outdoors anytime in spring or summer, up to two months before first fall frost
- When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed
Plant in spring or fall, 18-24 inches apart, in full sun or partial shade, and in deep, welldrained,
humus-rich soil Additional Care:
Deadhead to promote continued blooming. The plants are drought-tolerant Appearance and Use:
Coneflowers are popular and easy-to-grow sources of cut flowers for
beds and borders. The plants may also have medicinal value. Large, daisy-like blooms, up to 4
inches across, with prominent, cone-like dark purple centers and lavender orange, yellow, or
white petals that may droop downward. The blooms are held on stiff, 2- to 8- foot stems arising
from May to June. Clumps of green foliage, 4-8 inches long, grow up to 2 feet wide.
Shown 2.0x actual size About Echinacea: Pronunciation:
e-ki-na’shå per-per-e’å Lifecycle:
Asteraceae; native to North America Common Name:
Which plants should I grow to repel insects?
Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.
Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?
Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.
Which of your plants offered are deer resistant? Perennials that are deer resistant include:
Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include:
Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include:
Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include:
Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).