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Purple Coneflower Seeds (Echinacea) Echinacea purpurea

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Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $11.95
1/4 Pound $28.95 39%
1 Pound $69.95 63%
5 Pounds $259.95
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  • 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

Product Description

Coneflower Seeds - Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Purple Coneflower Seeds (Echinacea)
    Botanical Name:Echinacea purpurea
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:North American Native, Herbaceous Perennial, Daisy-Like Slightly Drooping Flowers, Strong Upright Stems, Lance Leaf Shape
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Extended Bloom Time, Container Garden, Edible
    Color:Pink, Purple
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Height:36-48 inches
    Plant Spacing:10-12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Seeds per Pound:81, 700
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Purple Coneflower

    About Coneflower

    Coneflowers are course, rough-hairy, herbaceous perennials that are native to most prairies, meadows, and open woods of the central to southeastern United States. This flower produces blooms that are daisy-like, with attractively drooping petals in a wide range of colors.

    When to Plant Coneflower Seeds

    Plant in the late Fall, after the frost, or you can start indoors 6-8 weeks before your final frost date (after a period of 8-12 weeks of cold stratification).

    Where to Plant Coneflower Seeds

    Coneflowers do best in average, well-drained soil, exposed to Full Sun conditions. However, they can tolerate Partial Shade. Soil that is too rich may encourage green growth, but diminish your flowering.

    How to Plant Coneflower Seeds

    Broadcast sow your seeds directly onto the surface of the soil, and compress firmly. However, do not cover, as Coneflower seeds require sunlight to germinate.

    How to Care for Coneflower

    In areas with normal rainfall, manual watering won't be necessary. Coneflower is drought tolerant as well. Typically Coneflowers won't need any fertilization, but if flowers are small or not developing well, use a high phosphorus fertilizer. When your cornflower blooms begin to look spent, cut down the plant by 1/3 of it's height, which will help re energize the plant as well as store energy for subsequent seasons.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Planting Video

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 4 reviews

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wait and see!

It takes 2 years to get blossoms from this plant started from seed. To those of you who reviewed it and said they only got grasses the first year....congratulations you have them started!


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Very beautiful

I purchased a pound of seeds and tossed them on part of a hillside. The first year was just the green leaves. The second year I had several flowers and the third year was a breath-taking view of purple. I plan to purchase more seeds late winter and toss them on the upper side of the hill.


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Beautiful Bright Blooms

This is a beautiful plant. I have had a bit of difficulty growing it from seed by direct sowing. I only got one plant out of six seeds sown last year. It could be my error or poor soil. I am very pleased with the plant I did get. It is pushing five feet tall with a few beautiful bright purple/pink blooms and many more to come. I saw my first butterfly on it. Hope to get more plants to grow.


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