NARROW LEAF CONEFLOWER Echinacea Augustifolia
This is possibly the best echinacea for medicinal use!
Echinacea angustifolia, the narrow-leaved purple coneflower or blacksamson echinacea, is a species of flowering plant native to North America, where it is widespread across much of Canada and the central United States, with additional populations in surrounding regions, to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana in the south, including Kansas, and Oklahoma,
Echinacea angustifolia blooms in late spring to mid-summer. It is found growing in dry prairies and barrens with rocky to sandy-clay soils.
Echinacea angustifolia has a number of unique medicinal properties that have been proven to assist in helping the immune system, decrease blood sugar level, and prevent the proliferation of cancerous cells. Many Native American groups used this plant for a variety of medicinal purposes, including pain relief and relief of colds and toothaches.
The plants are deer resistant.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Height: 100 cm, 40"
Location: Full sun or part sun ideally. They seem to perform well in our shady woodland gardens also.
Bloom time: Summer through fall, for many weeks!
Seeds per pack: 5
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.