TALL CONEFLOWER PARADISO Echinacea
This is a stunning mix of Coneflower seeds, with colors including red, orange, salmon, yellow, pink and white! 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 heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (ekhinos), meaning "hedgehog," due to the spiny central disk. Some species are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers.
Echinacea species are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing up to 140 cm or 4 feet, in height. They have strong, erect stems.
The flower is rose-colored, with a cone-shaped head – "cone-shaped" because the petals of the outer ray florets tend to point downward (are reflexed) once the flower head opens, thus forming a cone. Plants are generally long lived, with distinctive flowers.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 36-48", 3-4 feet
Location: Traditionally prefers full-sun locations, though we have plants in mostly-shady locations and they still bloom and do well.
Hardiness zones: 3-9
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.