Coneflower - Purple - Echinacea purpurea
Perennial Open Pollinated. Also called Echinacea. Lovely wildflower native to North America with lavender petals surrounding a reddish-orange cone center. Parts of this flower have purported medicinal benefits. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 20 apart when plants reach 1" tall.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms mid summer to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees and beneficial insects; seed heads are favored by finches
Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
Native: N. American Plains
USDA Zone: 2-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 15-30 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-4'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Perennial Native Echinacea purpurea Height: 24-36 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: Moderate water, sun to part shade, 2-4 flowers, good for cut flowers, medicinal, finches love seed heads.
Purple coneflowers is easy to grow from seed. You could fill your garden with beautiful flowers for many seasons to come from one pack of seeds.Review by Linnie (on 12/12/12)