Herbs Echinacea Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Organic Seed

Product ID: 956

Common Purple Coneflower.

The easiest Echinacea to grow - germinates without stratification. Vigorous plants with large, purple-petaled flowers. Fibrous roots are easy to harvest (other species have taproots). Attracts and is a food source for bees. Also known as purple coneflower and eastern purple coneflower. Ht. 24-36". Normally grown for 3-4 years for harvest of sizeable roots. Perennial in Zones 3-10. Organically grown. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 7,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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$4.35
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1/2 Ounce

$9.20
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1 Ounce

$11.85
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1/4 Pound

$29.80
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1 Pound

$115.70
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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 purpurea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
300 - 365 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.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic. For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts