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Coneflower - Black Sampson - Echinacea angustifolia
Perennial Open Pollinated. Beautiful daisy-like flower used by the Native Americans of the plains for a wide range of medicinal applications, including treating snake bites, infections, even colds and flus. Perennial coneflower reaching 2' with pale purple flowers on unbranched stems in summer. Germination greatly improved when the seed is kept cool and moist for 3 - 4 weeks. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flowers: Medicinal. Blooms summer to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees, butterflies, and songbirds
Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
Native: N. American Plains
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Days to Germinate: 10-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Light Water
Echinacea angustifolia Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~287 seeds/pack)