Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
The absolute de riguer plant for prairies, water-wise gardens or thick, color-soaked borders. Nothing rivals these tough, striking native plants for adding large splashes of intense color that is long lived, drought and heat tolerant. One of the best butterfly nectar sources you can grow. After the blooms dry, the coneheads provide nutritious seeds for wild birds.
- Minimum of 25 seeds per packet.
- Allow 10-21 days for germination. Best when sown indoors at least 8-10 weeks before planting.
- Seed should be cold stratified for 8-12 weeks before sowing indoors.
- Mature height up to 48 inches.
- Plant in full sun to partial shade. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep.
- Thin plants to 10-12 inches apart.