PURPLE CONEFLOWER Echinacea
Echinacea is native to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy flowers, blooming from early to late summer.
Echinacea species are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing up to 140 cm or 4 feet, in height. They have strong, erect stems.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Height: 48", 4 feet
Location: Traditionally prefers full-sun locations, though we have plants in mostly-shady locations and they still bloom and do well.
Bloom time: Summer through fall, for many weeks!
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: This plant is easy to germinate. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium. Keep moist until germination. Once seeds emerge, place the pot in a sunny place, or under bright grow lights.