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How to Grow Echinacea

Echinacea Germination Information

Echinacea is the botanical name for Purple Coneflower
Echinacea Seed Germination How to Sow Echinacea:
  • 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

How to Grow Echinacea:
Spacing: 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:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae; native to North America
Common Name: Purple Coneflower