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Herb - Echinacea purpurea
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Versatile perennial native to the American prairie, treasured through the centuries for its medicinal value. Aka “purple coneflower,” it produces pretty daisy-like blossoms up to 4” across June through August. Equally at home in a formal garden or a meadow. Flowers and roots useful fabric dyes. A prized homestead plant.
Start indoors at least 5 weeks before putting out after the last frost. Sow seeds shallowly and keep moist. Echinacea likes full sun to partial shade and average, well drained garden soil. Drought tolerant. Grows 2-3 feet tall. Reseeds easily.
attracts a wide range of native pollinators
deep tap root is a wonderful mineral accumulator
root is primary source of medicinal attributes
flowers produce dye colors in hues of sunset orange
may take 2 yrs to flower; once established plant is prolific
deadhead to prolong flowering season
Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea
Seed Count: 150
Plant Cycle: Perennial
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 110 - 2 yrs (roots)
Farm Type: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 2-6+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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