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Echinacea Seed

Echinacea Purpurpea

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Echinacea Purpurpea

The easiest Echinacea to grow — germinates without stratification. Vigorous plants with large, purple-petaled flowers in their second year. Fibrous roots are easy to harvest (other species have taproots). Attracts and is a food source for bees. Also known as purple coneflower and eastern purple coneflower. Normally grown for 3–4 years for harvest of sizeable roots.

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Care Information

Germination

10-15 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C). 

Days to Maturity

300 – 365 Days

Sowing

Transplant (recommended): Sow 8-10 weeks before planting outside. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers after the first true leaves appear, 30-40 days after sowing the seed. Harden off and transplant outside in late spring or early summer.
Direct seed: Sow in spring when soil is warm, 65°F (18°C). Sow in groups of 3-4 seeds, 1/8″ deep. Thin to one plant. Sow in the fall to allow the oscillating temperatures and natural rain to stimulate germination.

Soil Requirements

Average, well-drained soil.

Light Preference

Will tolerate partial shade.

Plant Spacing

18-24″. Division is necessary only when the plants appear crowded.

Hardiness Zones

Zones 3-10.

Harvest

Fresh: For harvesting the flower, harvest when the petals are expanding. For harvesting the cone, harvest when the cone is raised and has turned golden.
Medicinal: Roots should be harvested in the fall of the third or fourth year with a spading fork. Leaves and flowers can be harvested in their second year when they are in full blossom. Only harvest 20% of blossoms to ensure continued health.

Uses

The entire Echinacea plant is medicinal. It's a highly effective and safe immune herb that helps jump start the immune response in the body. Often used to help reduce cold and flu symptoms. Echinacea can be used as a tea, made into tinctures, powdered and capsulated, or made into mouthwashes and throat sprays.
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