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Echinacea angustifolia (Purple cone-flower) Herb Seeds

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Purple cone-flower(Echinacea angustifolia) Herb Seeds

Echinacea angustifolia is also known as a cone flower it has a narrow leaf, and sports a purple coneflower in summer. The Cone Flower's are daisy-like, conical and a vivid purple colour with a scent of honey they are very attractive to butterflies and bees and makes an extremely attractive cut flower. It is a beautiful perennial plant this Echinacea variety is perfect for the summer flower border, prairie style planting or the dry garden. It is drought tolerant, although water in the first year until established and prefers full sun and a free-draining hummus rich soil. If you cut back the stems as the flowers fade it can encourage a second flush of flowers or if you prefer they can be left in place as they can look attractive as dried seed heads.

Herb Usage

Echinacea angustifolia or Purple coneflower is grown for the roots and rhizomes, which are lifted in autumn and used in healing preparations. Echinacea angustifolia is native to North America and has long been used by native Americans as wound-herbs, it was the plant traditionally used in herbal medicine although today the 'pupurea' version is also used some say it is inferior to the angustifolia variety. It more recently can be found in herbal medicine as the extract of which is said to ward off the common cold and flu by boosting the immune system. It is said to have antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

Growing Instructions

Sow seeds into a single pot or module cell. Cover seed with vermiculite. Maintain 20'C. Germination takes 5-20 days. May require 28 days freezing if germination is slow. Plant out when large enough to handle.

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Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun and free draining soil.
Flower Colour:
Purple
Height x Spread:
1m x 60cm
Latin Name:
Echinacea Angustifolia

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