Echinacea Purpurea

1,250 د.ك

From Johnny’s seeds repacked in Kuwait

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. Normally grown for 3–4 years for harvest of sizeable roots.Ht. 24–36″. Avg. . Packet:100 seeds.

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 .

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.


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.

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