Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea Seed

Product ID:1759.111759

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Echinacea x hybrida

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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126 - 165 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Perennial

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner
These are awards of exceptional merit for new varieties that offer improvements on comparable existing varieties. Chosen at trial grounds throughout Europe.
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Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts Attracts Beneficial Insects AAS (All-America Selections) Winners FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner

Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea Seed

Product ID:1759.111759

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

Bred for improved branching and a higher percentage of 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. FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner. AAS winner. Ht. 18–36". Avg. 7,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Echinacea x hybrida

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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126 - 165 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Perennial

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner
These are awards of exceptional merit for new varieties that offer improvements on comparable existing varieties. Chosen at trial grounds throughout Europe.
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Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts Attracts Beneficial Insects AAS (All-America Selections) Winners FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner

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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 most easily 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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Echinacea spp.

ALTERNATE NAMES:
Coneflower, purple coneflower, eastern purple coneflower

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