Heirloom Open Pollinated Growing Practices:
No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Echinacea purpurpeaDays to Maturity: 110
Beautiful 3-4” flowers with pink-orange center cones and purple-pink rays.
Purple coneflower is so easy to grow and attractive and draws so many
birds and butterflies that you simply must grow it, if you have the
room. Valued for its large sturdy daisylike flowers with dropping petals
and will spread easily in good soil and full sun. It is bothered by few
pests or diseases. It's a great cut flower -- bring in armloads of it
to brighten the house. And birds and butterflies love it. Allow it to
spread so that you have at least a small stand of it. Let the flowers go
to seed and the goldfinches will love you, coming to feast on the seeds
daily. Butterflies and helpful bees also love purple coneflower.
Medicinal compounds are most concentrated in young flower buds and fibrous roots.
The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) assessed the body of evidence and
approved the use of expressed juice and dried expressed juice from fresh
flowering aerial parts of Echinacea purpurea for the short-term
prevention and treatment of the common cold.
According to their recommendations: It should not be used for more than
10 days. The use in children below 1 year of age is contraindicated,
because of theoretically possible undesirable effect on immature immune
system. The use in children between 1 and 12 years of age is not
recommended, because efficacy has not been sufficiently documented
although specific risks are not documented. In the absence of sufficient
data, the use in pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.
Growing Purple Coneflowers
Purple coneflower plants grow best in poor or lean soil. Rich or heavily
amended soil may result in lush foliage and poor flowering.
When planting purple coneflower, locate them in a full sun area. Full
sun is defined as at least six hours of sun each day. In more southern
areas, morning sun may facilitate the best performance, with late
afternoon shade protecting the plants from burning.
Growing purple coneflower from seeds is easy enough for the beginning
gardener, while long-time gardeners delight in the ease of how to care
Once planted and established, learning how to care for coneflowers is
easy. In seasons with normal rainfall, additional watering is not
necessary. Purple coneflower plants are drought resistant and often
thrive in dry summers.
Coneflower care may include limited fertilization, but this is often not
needed. If flowers are small or poorly developed, try working in a
small amount of well composted material in the soil around the plants.
When late summer blooms of the purple coneflower begin to look tired or
ragged, cut the plant back by a third. This rejuvenates the plant and
often produces a new display of beautiful blooms that last until frost.
Coneflower care is as simple as that and the plants will reward you with abundant flowering each and every year thereafter.
| 1 Packet
| 1 Ounce
| 1/4 Pound
| 1/2 Pound
| 1 Pound
| 5 Pounds