Coneflower, Purple & White Mix
(Echinacea sp.) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to North America. Blooms second year and thereafter. Grows in clumps that expand steadily over time. 2-5′ tall. This seed set is a mix of purple flowers and white flowers harvested from separate plants that might lead now to blossoms that are a mix of the two. For medicinal Echinacea, we recommend a non-mixed selection such as found at Horizon Herbs. Hardy, drought-tolerant once established.
Planting suggestions: Poor soils are adequate, but amended garden soils better. Direct sow from late Fall to Early Spring, as germination rates can be increased by exposure to cold, wet conditions. If sowing in flats, leave them outside in the elements, providing protection from squirrels and cats. Alternately, cold stratify seeds first by mixing seeds with potting soil and keeping in the refrigerator or freezer for a few weeks, then sowing.
Contains 500 seeds.