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Echinacea Coneflower

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Echinacea Coneflower
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Echinacea purpurea


Coneflowers are beloved by cottage gardeners and butterfly enthusiasts. They are are used as medicinal plants for alleviating skin rashes and internally for stimulating the immune system.


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Echinacea purpurea

  • Perennial
  • The large daisylike flowers with mounded heads and showy rose or pink rays (petals) are usually borne singly on stout stems, well above the foliage.
  • Coneflowers are erect perennials with coarse lanceolate to ovate, often toothed leaves. Plants grow from thick taproots that are quite deep on mature plants.
  • Plants grow best with adequate moisture but are quite tolerant of extended drought.
  • These tough plants have deep taproots that enable them to store some water for lean times.
  • Plants increase to form broad clumps. They flower throughout summer, and the rayless seedheads are attractive throughout autumn and winter.
  • Division is seldom necessary and not recommended. Once divided, plants tend to become bushy with compromised flower production.
  • Propagate by root cuttings in autumn.
  • Sow seed outdoors in Setember or indoors in winter.
  • Give seeds 4 to 6 weeks of cold, moist stratification to promote uniform germination.

50 seeds Cert. Org (GB-ORG-6)

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