Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

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$4.00
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Perennial
2-5 feet tall
Full Sun to Part Shade
Blooms July to September
Dry to Medium Site

 

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is popular with bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and seeds are a fall and winter food source for birds as well. It makes excellent cut flowers, is easy to grow and will spread in the garden. Native to the central and eastern United States and naturalized in much of Ontario, purple coneflower is hardy up to zone 3. Leaves and flower petals are edible, which many make into a tea to benefit from its many medicinal qualities.

Growing Instructions

Cold, moist stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at 1/8 inch depth. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.

OR

Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.