Grow Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) from Seed
Name: Eastern Purple Coneflower / Echinacea purpurea
Days to Maturity: Blooms June to August
Light Preference: Full sun, part sun
Hardiness Zones: 4-10
Plant Spacing: 12-15″
Soil Preference: Moist, moderate
Plant Height: 40″
Uses: Culinary, Medicinal, Attracts Pollinators, Honeybees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds. Deer Resistant.
Native to North America, the Purple Coneflower is becoming more rare in the wild. Commonly known for its powerful immune system properties (Echinacea), the Purple Coneflower is an all around attractive and useful wildflower to have in your garden. This is a perennial, and will provide a big harvest during its second year of growth. Cut back any material remaining in the spring to allow it to fully flourish throughout summer.
Great for teas too!