Echinacea, Purple Coneflower Seeds; organic + heirloom

Echinacea, Purple Coneflower Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{purple coneflower}
Echinacea purpurea
50+ seeds

This easy-to-grow, popular North American native bears fragrant deep pink/violet flowers in summer that attract butterflies + bees. Plants are heat and drought tolerant, and blooms are used for cut and dried flower arrangements. Tea made from Echinacea is traditionally used to help boost the immune system.

{planting information}
Germination time: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: perennial
Zone: 3-9
Sunlight: full sun
Height: 1.5-5 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Bloom time: mid-summer, late summer, early fall
Characteristics: self-sows prolifically if seedheads are allowed to develop, but not invasive.
Benefits: attracts beneficial insects, including beneficial soldier beetles in late summer and honey bees.

{how to plant}
Scatter seeds or plant seeds 1/8" on well worked soil. Purple Coneflower seeds need to be stratified. Stratification is a process where winter conditions are simulated so that germination may occur. Seeds may be sown in fall for natural stratification or simply store seeds in an airtight container in the freezer for at least 24 hours before sowing. Like many perennials purple coneflower requires one full season of growth to establish root structure before flowering. 

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.