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Echinacea purpurea

Description

North American native prairie wild flower with pretty purple daisy-like flowers that reach 3” across. Begins blooming in second year. Once common in the wild, but now mainly grown under cultivation with many varieties developed for ornamental purposes.

Harvesting seed

After first frost when all of the Echinacea stems and heads are dry and have blackened (and using garden gloves to protect your hands) cut stems 6-12 inches below the head and place upside down in a paper bag. 

Gently shake seeds from their heads.

Store in an airtight container.


Additional Info

Height
71-80cm
Spread
Colour
Purple
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Perennial
Seed viability
2 years
Nominal value
2 pence/seed