Echinacea (Echinacea purpea) — Seeds




This is an Echinacea.

Echinacea is ornamental and takes 1-2 years to reach maturity. It blooms from late spring through early fall with purplish pink flowers. It is susceptible to Japanese beetle and leaf spot are occasional problems. Susceptible to aster yellows disease. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-10.

Uniquely beautiful purple pink flowers bloom all summer long attracting a wide range of pollinators and beneficial insects. The entirety can be used in teas and eaten in small quantities.

Seeds Per Gram: 200
Common Name: Echinacea
Latin Name: Echinacea purpea
Family: Asteraceae
Bloom (species): from late spring through early fall
purplish pink flowers
Tree (species): ornamental
Other Common Names: Eastern Purple Coneflower, Hedge Coneflower, Black Sampson, Purple Coneflower
Lifecycle: Perennial
Forest Layer: Herb, Flower
Food Type: Herb, Tea
Height: 2-4ft
Width: 1-2ft
Hardiness (species): 3-10
Sun: Full, Partial
Native Range: Eastern North America
Habitats: Dry open woods, prairies and barrens
Soil PH: 5.5-7.8
Soil Type: Sandy, Loam, Clay
Water Needs: Low-Average
Pollinated By: Bees, Butterflies
Companions: Black-eyed Susans
Propagation: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Wildlife Supported: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Food Uses: All parts (roots, stems, leaves) are edible in small quantities.
Sources: pfaf.org

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