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Echinacea purpurea - seed

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Large pink-purple daisy flowers on long stems, each with a prominent central cone. Use fresh or dried for flower arranging, or enjoy them in a mixed border where they will add height and attract beneficial pollinators to your garden. Extremely cold-hardy.

Echinacea purpurea - purple cone flower

DESCRIPTION: Herbaceous perennial of grassy plains. Tall daisy flowers in soft pink-purple with a prominent central cone. Loved by beneficial pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies. Makes a good cut flower for the home, and an attractive addition to a cottage style garden. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant once mature. Used in traditional medicine.
PLANTING: Sow seeds in Spring-Summer directly into final position or in seed trays/pots, and keep moist. Cover the seeds with soil to 5mm. Thin plants once they develop 2-4 leaves and are easily handled. Plant in free draining soil in a sunny location for best flowering. If planted early they will flower in the same year.
CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser

 

 

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120cm   50cm 5mm  10-20 days  18-20 weeks

 

Contains 25 seeds

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