Echinacea / Purple Coneflower - Echinacea Purpurea Seeds - Medicinal & Perennial

Echinacea / Purple Coneflower - Echinacea Purpurea Seeds - Medicinal & Perennial

Quantity: 20 seeds

 

Echinecea Purpurea aka purple coneflower is a must have perennial plant for any home garden, because they are both versatile, and beautiful. These plants are great for attracting beneficial pollinators, and it’s roots and seeds are very useful for supporting the immune system. Traditionally, the roots and seeds are used as a remedy for the cold and flu, and it makes for quite an effective remedy when taken as the signs of the first symptoms set in. When planted in an ideal location, these plants can grow to be 3 feet tall.

 

All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    Echinacea seeds may be started in pots in the spring, or directly sown into the ground. Most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 6°C or higher. When sown this early in the season, the plants are able to put out an abundance of flowers in the first year. Once transplanted and established, These plants will live for many years assuming you live in zone 3 or warmer. The plants don’t require very much attention once established other than yearly mulching, a bi-weekly watering, and a clipping back to the ground in the winter. These plants are quite vigorous, and just a few of them can provide you with a full winter supply of medicinal tea. Echinacea is resistant to deer, pests, drought, and flood; It’s a very robust plant.

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