Purple Coneflower Seeds

Showy purple petals with a gold center.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

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Purple coneflowers have always been a star in plains plantings. It is tough, great for cutting, and one of the most beautiful native wildflowers. Under its botanical genus name, Echinacea, it has gained worldwide popularity as the Number 1 herbal medicine.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Just Cover; barely cover with soil
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50