Outsidepride Echinacea Purple Coneflower Flower Seeds – 1000 Seeds

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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea)

Echinacea, (pronounced Ek-i-nay-see-a), commonly known as purple coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant with four species and six varieties all indigenous to North America, of which three, E. pallida var pallida, E. pallida var angustifolia, and E. purpurea, are grown commercially. Used in perennial borders for over 200 years, the species E. purpurea in particular is widely known, and it grows readily from Purple Coneflower seeds.

Purple coneflower generally has a deep fibrous root system and is harvested at three or four years old. All wildflower seed species have a spiny cone in the centre of the flower, (thus the name echinacea from echinos meaning hedgehog in Greek) and generally have light to dark purple drooping ray flowers (petals), though some cultivars are red or white. The coarse, generally hairy stems are mostly erect, either single or branched and from 24 – 36 inches tall. The basal leaves are generally slender with a long petiole (leaf stalk), to small leaves with no petiole at the top of the stem. It is important that you properly identify the purple coneflower wild flower seed species you grow and keep them separate as different parts are used from different species and they will cross pollinate.

Nutrient requirements are another area where little information is available for Echinacea Purpurea wildflower seed. A soil in the pH range of 6-7 is suggested as best. This will also give the best release of soil available nutrients and make the most effective use of applied nutrients. A general nutrient balance for root crops should be sufficient. Literature suggests that lower nitrogen levels give higher essential oil production, so this would be one element to pay attention to. It is also suggested that nitrogen be applied in three applications, not all at one time. A soil analysis done before applying any nutrients or soil amendments is necessary, and will at least show major deficiencies. This will give your Echinacea herb seeds the best chance of success.

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Historical Uses

The traditional use of the Echinacea herb plant was considered helpful for the common cold, toothache, burns and external sores, sore throat, psoriasis, rheumatism, stomach cramps and to counter the effects of poison ivy and snakebite.

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Purple Coneflower

Plant Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 – 9

Height: 24 – 36 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Lavender

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Loam, clay, or rocky material, pH 6.1 – 7.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Specifications

Temperature: 70 – 75F

Average Germ Time: 15 – 30 days

Depth: 1/8 inch

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 – 18 inches

Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 12 pounds per acre

Herbaceous perennial plant

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Indigenous to North America

Purple coneflower generally has a deep fibrous root system and is harvested at three or four years old. All wildflower seed species have a spiny cone in the centre of the flower, (thus the name echinacea from echinos meaning hedgehog in Greek) and generally have light to dark purple drooping ray flowers (petals), though some cultivars are red or white. The coarse, generally hairy stems are mostly erect, either single or branched and from 24 – 36 inches tall. The basal leaves are generally slender with a long petiole (leaf stalk), to small leaves with no petiole at the top of the stem. It is important that you properly identify the purple coneflower wild flower seed species you grow and keep them separate as different parts are used from different species and they will cross pollinate.

Purple coneflowers are a wildflower that grown as a perennial in USDA Zones 3 – 9. These beautiful, heirloom flowers have been used in flower gardens & borders for decades. The plants themselves will grow to a mature height of around 24 to 36 inches tall, producing spiny, cone like centers, surrounded by gorgeous pale purple petals.
Not only are coneflowers beautiful for your flower garden, they have many medicinal uses as an herb. Echinacea herbs are also used for teas and attract beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs & hummingbirds.
Echinacea purpurea is a daisy-like, lavender flower excellent for cutting. It’s a long bloomer in the garden lasting long in to the end of summer.
Grown as a perennial flowering plant, it will establish a deep root system in the first year of growth. After the first frost, the plant life above will wilt, leaving it’s roots to remain alive and dormant until the following growing season, when it will emerge again.
Plant 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 12 pounds per acre of these open pollinated, heirloom, non gmo flower seeds.