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Purple Coneflower Seeds

Echinacea purpurea

4.92 (12 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) seeds 1/4" deep and lightly compacting the soil. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 90 days before direct sowing; keep the soil consistently moist until germination. Thin or transplant the seedlings.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. Unlike most coneflowers, Purple Coneflower does not do well in drought conditions and needs adequate moisture. The area should be well-drained to avoid soggy soil, since this can cause disease. Keep competition to a minimum in the first year of growth, since this plant cannot reach its full potential when crowded by weeds. After several years of growth, mature plants can be divided in late fall. This plant attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut long stems of flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the leaves that will fall below the water.

Seed Saving: After flowering, the central cones of the flowers will develop into a spiky seed head. Since songbirds such as goldfinches love to eat Purple Coneflower seeds, they should be harvested as soon as possible to avoid loss. As soon as the seeds easily come loose from the head, cut off the seed heads. Rub them lightly to remove the seed, and store the Purple Coneflower seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Eastern Purple Coneflower

Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 7,700

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 40 Inches

Color: Pink, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Happy Gardener

Happy Gardener

I ordered Purple Coneflower seeds for planting next year and I hope they do as well as the Pumila Zinnia seeds that I planted this year!

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Zac Dodge

Great

Thanks

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Brad VanTassel

Great selection filters for native plants

I have been trying to grow native plants for the environmental benefits and to support insect and bird populations. You're website made it so easy to identify native flowers for my region. The growing tips are also much appreciated.

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By David Lively

Excellent as Always

Excellent as Always. Super fast shipping. Love the packaging. I'll be back for more!

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Native garden lady

Wildflower seeds

So pleased to find a seed company with such a good array of California wildflower seeds.
They will be spread in a wildflower Meadow at our native garden. Can't wait till spring.
The seed packets are beautiful too.

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Tyler Supple

Great

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Melissa Anthony

Happy

Had several my first year. They did great.

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Keely Laughlin

I LOVE EVERWILDE!!

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Chas Hathaway

I'm impressed

I'm impressed with the order so far. They shipped fairly quickly, and the seeds came in a nice resealable milar bag. Can't wait to plant them to see how they grow!

Purple Coneflower Seeds 4.0
Review By Brent Anderson

Good Ordering Experience at Website, NOT at Ebay

Your Ebay sales strategy is flawed and needs fixing. Otherwise, I love your company.

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Janelle Howell

Purple Coneflower Seeds

Seeds arrive quickly and always very well packaged!

Purple Coneflower Seeds 5.0
Review By valerie shideler

My garden

Great garden seed company, a favorite, with positive results!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~1000 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $7.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $15.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $42.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $189.00 Notify Me
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $336.00 Notify Me
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $798.00 Notify Me
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $1,512.00 Notify Me
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The classic Purple Coneflower is probably the most popular native wildflower out there, and no native prairie planting or garden is complete without it. This wildflower favorite has it all - it's showy, it's native, and it is widely used as an herbal remedy.
All the members of the Echinacea genus are native to North America, though they are becoming more rare in the wild. The genus name Echinacea comes from the Greek word for "hedgehog," referring to the spiny seed head of the flower. Historically, this family of plants has been extensively used by Native American tribes and early settlers because of its beneficial medicinal properties. Echinacea acts as a natural antibiotic, and improves the function of the immune system; it became very popular in the medical field in the early twentieth century, particularly after the extensive researches of the German Dr. Gerhard Madaus. Echinacea purpurea seed is still widely planted as an herbal remedy, as well as being a common and well-loved addition to perennial gardens and prairie plantings.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) seeds 1/4" deep and lightly compacting the soil. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 90 days before direct sowing; keep the soil consistently moist until germination. Thin or transplant the seedlings.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. Unlike most coneflowers, Purple Coneflower does not do well in drought conditions and needs adequate moisture. The area should be well-drained to avoid soggy soil, since this can cause disease. Keep competition to a minimum in the first year of growth, since this plant cannot reach its full potential when crowded by weeds. After several years of growth, mature plants can be divided in late fall. This plant attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut long stems of flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the leaves that will fall below the water.

Seed Saving: After flowering, the central cones of the flowers will develop into a spiky seed head. Since songbirds such as goldfinches love to eat Purple Coneflower seeds, they should be harvested as soon as possible to avoid loss. As soon as the seeds easily come loose from the head, cut off the seed heads. Rub them lightly to remove the seed, and store the Purple Coneflower seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Eastern Purple Coneflower

Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 7,700

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 40 Inches

Color: Pink, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Reviews

4.92
Global Rating: 4.92 from 12 reviews
5.0

Review By Happy Gardener

Happy Gardener

I ordered Purple Coneflower seeds for planting next year and I hope they do as well as the Pumila Zinnia seeds that I planted this year!

5.0

Review By Zac Dodge

Great

Thanks

5.0

Review By Brad VanTassel

Great selection filters for native plants

I have been trying to grow native plants for the environmental benefits and to support insect and bird populations. You're website made it so easy to identify native flowers for my region. The growing tips are also much appreciated.

5.0

Review By David Lively

Excellent as Always

Excellent as Always. Super fast shipping. Love the packaging. I'll be back for more!

5.0

Review By Native garden lady

Wildflower seeds

So pleased to find a seed company with such a good array of California wildflower seeds.
They will be spread in a wildflower Meadow at our native garden. Can't wait till spring.
The seed packets are beautiful too.

5.0

Review By Tyler Supple

Great

5.0

Review By Melissa Anthony

Happy

Had several my first year. They did great.

5.0

Review By Keely Laughlin

I LOVE EVERWILDE!!

5.0

Review By Chas Hathaway

I'm impressed

I'm impressed with the order so far. They shipped fairly quickly, and the seeds came in a nice resealable milar bag. Can't wait to plant them to see how they grow!

4.0

Review By Brent Anderson

Good Ordering Experience at Website, NOT at Ebay

Your Ebay sales strategy is flawed and needs fixing. Otherwise, I love your company.

5.0

Review By Janelle Howell

Purple Coneflower Seeds

Seeds arrive quickly and always very well packaged!

5.0

Review By valerie shideler

My garden

Great garden seed company, a favorite, with positive results!