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Coneflower, Purple

The Best Known Echinacea

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SWF221

$1.99

Backordered. Available: 02/26/2016

$1.99

Backordered. Available: 02/26/2016

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Description

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. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 20" apart when plants reach 1" tall.

Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms mid summer to fall
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 Bloom Season: Summer, Fall
Seeding Rate: Use 125 Seeds per Square Foot
Facts of Note: Moderate water, sun to part shade, 2 - 4 flowers, good for cut flowers, medicinal, finches love seed heads!

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand wildflower seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand wildflower seeds are all non-GMO.
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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good Cut Flower
  • Good Fall Color
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Native
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Useful in Dye Making
  • Wildflower

Characteristics

Brand Peaceful Valley Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Bloom Season Summer, Fall Flower Color Purple
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Attracts Birds, Medicinal Plant Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall USDA Zone 2 - 10
Sun Requirements Full Sun Growth Habit Upright
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Bloom Season Summer, Fall
Flower Color Purple
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Attracts Birds, Medicinal Plant
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall
USDA Zone 2 - 10
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright

Planting & Care

Loosen the top two inches of soil. Mix seed with 10 parts vermiculite. Broadcast this mix over the area to be planted. Compress soil and lightly cover with compost or straw.

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

June 29, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators.  Fortunately you don’t need to keep a beehive to ensure that your fruit trees and vegetable garden produce an abundant harvest of… read more »
January 2, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Echinacea is an easy native to add to your water wise garden.  Both E.purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and E.angustifolia (Black Simpson Coneflower) are well known for their traditional use as a medicinal… read more »
September 6, 2011 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Next spring you could be looking at a meadow of brilliant California wildflowers. In your summer garden you could push your way down a path lined with waist-high Black-eyed Susans or Bee Balm. This isn’t… read more »

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

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