Purple Coneflower Seeds (Echinacea)

Purple Coneflower Seeds (Echinacea)

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69
1/4 Pound $36.79 33% Savings
1 Pound $83.99 62% Savings
5 Pounds $314.99 ($3.93/ounce) 71% Savings
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  • This native perennial is a treasured herbal medicine
  • Native North American herbaceous perennial, also well-known as Echinacea
  • Deer resistant Spring bloomer, popular as a medicinal herb
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall, Spring
Color Purple
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Plant Height 36 to 48 inches
Bloom Season Spring through Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Edible, Extended Bloom Time
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer

About Purple Coneflower Seeds (Echinacea)

Echinacea purpurea

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Hedgehog Coneflower

Purple Coneflower or Echinacea purpurea is one of the most popular perennials in the garden. In addition to being beautiful the flowers can also be used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system. With stems that can reach as high as 5 feet tall and beautiful, long-lasting purple flowers that are visible from afar, it is easy to see why every gardener should want them in their garden or meadow.

Planting Information

Planting Purple Coneflower Seeds (Echinacea)

Planting Season Fall, Spring
Seed Prep Stratification
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 to 12 inches
Plant Height 36 to 48 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Coneflower Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 145 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 8,200 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 32,800 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 131,200 Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds 656,000 Up to 1.25 Acres

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