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Bloom time: Summer through early autumn.
The Latin name, Echinacea comes from the Greek "echinos", meaning hedgehog. The central cone becomes more pointed and prickly as the flower matures. Echinacea is renowned for its medicinal properties. The Choctaw used it as both a cough medicine and gastrointestinal aid. Today it is thought to contain properties that stimulate the immune system, but long term use is an issue that needs more study.
Sow in rows or clumps outdoors in early May for fall blooms. Sow indoors March 15th for August blooms. Plants flower 16 weeks after seeding. Germinate at 21°C (70°F), under bright lights. A good cut flower. Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea blooms range from yellow to pink to crimson. Drought tolerant. Sold by seed count.
FL2485 A 10 seeds
FL2485 B 25 seeds
FL2485 C 100 seeds
Loved equally by beneficial insects and humans, echinacea blossoms are long blooming (July to October). They are at home as a border feature or in the vegetable garden. There seems to be light coming from within these bright mauve-pink petals surrounding a distinctive rich plum center cone. you can create dramatic contrast when these flowers are planted with Shasta or Michaelmas Daisies, Erynglum, and Monarda. Pre-chill and nick seeds. Sow 0.3cm (1/8") deep. Seeds germinate unevenly in 10 to 21 days. Coneflowers may bloom in the first year if planted in early March. Plants are sturdy and drought tolerant once established. Protect from slugs. Plant height to 80cm (32").
FL2428 A (1g) approximately 280 seeds
FL2428 B (5g) approximately 1400 seeds
FL2428 C (15g) approximately 4200 seeds
FL2428 D (100g) approximately 28000 seeds
Drooping golden petals surround the spiky brown cone typical of Echinacea varieties. Plants grow to 90cm (36") tall, and are most robust from the third year on. Divide clumps in fall every 3 to 4 years. This variety looks spectacular mixed with the white coneflowers, with any purple flowers, or with Rudbeckias.
FL2481 A (0.5g) approximately 67 seeds
FL2481 B (2g) approximately 270 seeds
FL2481 C (5g) approximately 675 seeds
FL2481 D (25g) approximately 3375 seeds