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Echinacea 'Purple Coneflower' Organic

Product Description
This treasured, heirloom wildflower, native to the eastern U.S., is a long-lived perennial that blooms for a month or more beginning in midsummer. The pinkish-purple petals of the stunning, daisy-like flowers surround a large, dark brown cone. Petals begin to droop as the cone enlarges and fills with seeds, which attract birds in the fall and winter. Echinacea grows well in a variety of conditions, and is excellent for borders and water-wise gardens. Perfect for fresh cut flowers.

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Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Eastern and central U.S.

Hardiness: Hardy perennial in USDA zones 3–8; grown as an annual in warmer zones.

Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall

Variety Information: 2"–3" long, drooping lavender petals surrounding a purple/maroon/brown conical center on tall stems above foliage.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or as late as 2 months before first fall frost.

When to Start Inside: 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date (might bloom first year if started indoors).

Days to Emerge: 10– 20 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"