Echinacea Purple Coneflower - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds
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- Large, elegant blooms
- Daisy-like flowers, with purple-rose petals
- Great for cutting and borders
Echinacea Purple Coneflower are elegant perennial with lance-shaped leaves and large daisy-like blooms with prominent, conical centres that blooms beautifully in summer.
Approx. 50 seeds.
Sow indoors for surest results, February-May, 1.5cm (½”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3") pots. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-October, spacing 40cm (16") apart.
Sow outdoors in a seed bed, May-July, 1.5cm (½”) deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Keep moist and weed free. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2") apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn. Flowers: June-September.
Mature plants may be divided in spring or autumn, while they are dormant, to increase your stock of this beautiful perennial. Tolerates dry conditions.
Cut stems to ground level in the fall. Mulch around plant in spring. Divide every 3 years.