Echinacea 'Purple coneflower' - 300 seeds

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Echinacea purpurea, commonly known as purple coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant.  The traditional use of the Echinacea herb plant was considered helpful for the common cold, toothache, burns and external sores, sore throat, psoriasis, rheumatism, stomach cramps and to counter the effects of poison ivy and snakebite. It has more recently claimed to be a blood purifier, an anti-infection agent (viral and bacterial), an immune system strengthener, and snakebite antidote.

Purple coneflower generally has a deep fibrous root system and is harvested at three or four years old. Echinacea flowers have a spiny cone in the centre of the flower, and generally have light to dark purple drooping ray petals. The coarse, generally hairy stems are mostly erect, either single or branched and from 24 - 36 inches tall.

Sowing
Season: Perennial
Sow: February - July
Height: 40 inches (100cm)
Blooms Time: July - September
Environment: Full sun
Water: Medium
Temperature: 21 - 24 C
Depth: 1/8 inch (0.3cm)
Plant spacing: 12 - 18 inches (30 - 40 cm)
Others: Flowers are edible
Ideal for: Cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3")


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Data sheet

Color
Pink
Purple
Height
Up to 120cm (48in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Beds & borders
Cottage garden
Pots & containers
Sunlight
Full sun
Scented
Unscented
Sowing month
April
February
July
June
March
May

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