Herbs Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit

Cheyenne Spirit

Echinacea Seed

Product ID: 1759

First-year flowering perennial in a stunning mix of colors.

Bred for well-branched plants with more 3-4" flowers per plant. The vivid red, orange, purple, scarlet, cream, yellow, and white blooms can be used as cuts or as high-impact landscaping or container plants. Attracts and is a food source for bees. Perennial in Zones 3-8. AAS winner. Ht. 18-36". Avg. 7,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.

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Packet

$7.95
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100 Seeds

$30.10
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250 Seeds

$69.90
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500 Seeds

$130.80
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1,000 Seeds

$241.65
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-15 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 8-10 weeks before planting outside. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers after the first true leaves appear, 30-40 days after sowing the seed. Harden off and transplant outside in late spring or early summer.
Direct seed: Sow in spring when soil is warm, 65°F (18°C). Sow in groups of 3-4 seeds, 1/8" deep. Thin to one plant. Sow in the fall to allow the oscillating temperatures and natural rain to stimulate germination.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Will tolerate partial shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING:
18-24". Division is necessary only when the plants appear crowded.

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-10.

HARVEST: Fresh: For harvesting the flower, harvest when the petals are expanding. For harvesting the cone, harvest when the cone is raised and has turned golden.
Dried: Harvest when
the cone is raised and has turned golden. Petals strip easiest at this point. After removing petals, hang to dry.

USES: Cut flower. Seed heads can be used fresh or dried. For beds, borders, mass, or wildflower plantings.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Echinacea X hybrida
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
126 - 165 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).<br> <br> All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts AAS (All-America Selections) Winners