Echinacea - Hudson Valley Seed Co

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A stately plant with drooping purple petals.

Echinos, the Greek word from which Echinacea is derived, means "hedgehog" or "sea urchin." While this accurately captures the bristly head of this coneflower, it does little to place the plant in space and time. Echinacea is actually native to eastern America, home to neither aforementioned creature. A widely known immune booster, it is most often grown as an ornamental. It also attracts and feeds important native pollinators, making Echinacea a healer both for us and for the environment.

Pack: 50 Seeds (Certified Organic) 

Growing Instructions: Perennial. Start very early in a protected spot that experiences some cold. Or, winter sow the seeds in December and then thin to 24" spacing in the spring when the seedlings are 3" high. Plants reach 3-4' high at maturity. Tolerates drought conditions. Grow in full sun or partial shade. Can be propagated by root cuttings and shared with neighbors.

Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 110 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 24 inches
Height at Maturity 36 inches
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun





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