500 Echinacea Seeds - Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Flowers Seeds
Echinacea Seeds - Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) tough, heat tolerant, drought and deer resistant, easy to grow perennials~ 500 Seeds.Common names are Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Sampson Root, Red Sunflower, and simply, Echinacea.
Echinaceas are tough, heat tolerant, drought and deer resistant, easy to grow perennials. They are frequently visited by Monarchs and attract a variety of butterflies all summer. Winter hardy to zone 3 !
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) has a fibrous root system with short woody rhizomes. It is a drought tolerant perennial that is also deer resistant. Purple Coneflower can be found as far east as Georgia. Plains Indians used the root to treat rattlesnake bites, bee stings, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, and distemper in horses. Coneflowers are widely used today in pharmaceutical preparations.
The flowers are a golden red to purple and may release a slight fragrance in strong sunlight. Blooms appear June-September and some Purple Coneflowers may re-bloom in the fall. Echinacea purpurea matures to 4' in height. The preference is full or partial sun, and moist to mesic conditions. Growth is best in fertile loam, but the soil can contain some gravel or clay.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Lavender
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Loam, clay, or rocky material, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 70 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/8 inch
- Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 12 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Echinacea