Echinacea purpurea Seeds

Purple Coneflower Seeds

Echinacea is one of the most beloved flowers both in the garden and meadow. It is easy to grow, attracts butterflies and makes for gorgeous bouquets. Perennial.
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Dried Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall
Bloom Time Summer
Size No
SKU HC015877

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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SKU
HC015877
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One of the most beloved wildflowers throughout the country, Purple Coneflower is always the start in the meadow or garden. Mid-season meadows often burst with purple from these beauties and yellow from Black Eyed Susans, which is a winning combination. A true staple to any perennial garden.
Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning pink flowers. This butterfly-magnet is easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Perennial.
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SKU
HC015877
Common Name
Purple Coneflower Seeds
Botanical Name
Echinacea purpurea
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Purple
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Non-GMO
Yes
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,210 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,840 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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