50 seeds $2.25
Echinacea pallida has narrow, drooping petals surrounding a raised central cone. This tall, graceful perennial looks terrific in the wildflower garden or the middle of the border. The pale mauve flowers combine well with other colors. Echinacea pallida is great for attracting wildlife. Birds enjoy eating the seeds, and the flowers attract butterflies and many different beneficial insects.
Echinacea pallida is a host plant for Silvery Checkerspot butterfly larvae. Also known as Pale Coneflower. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Echinacea is a hardy perennial with flowers that bloom in midsummer. The flowers have drooping petals surrounding a central cone.
Sowing Echinacea Seeds
Soak echinacea seeds overnight. Start indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow 1/8" deep. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 18".
25 seeds $2.50
Echinacea tennesseensis has purplish-pink flowers with narrow petals. They face toward the direction of the strongest sunlight. The long-stemmed flowers are good for cutting.
Echinacea tennesseensis is an endangered species in the wild, so it's good to help preserve it by growing it in gardens. Also known as Tennessee Coneflower. Hardy in zones 5-9.
450 seeds $2.25
Echinacea purpurea has drooping, purplish mauve petals surrounding an orange-bronze central cone. It blooms for a long time in midsummer. Echinacea pupurea attracts butterflies and beneficial insects. The plants provide food for the larvae of the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly. The roots are used in herbal medicine to stimulate the immune system. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Echinacea 'White Swan'
50 seeds $2.50
Echinacea 'White Swan' has creamy white flowers with a bronze-green central cone. The compact plants fit well in smaller gardens. Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' attracts butterflies, and the ripening seeds attract birds. The flowers combine well with other perennials, annuals and ornamental grasses in the garden. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Echinacea 'Double Decker'
50 seeds $3.00
Echinacea 'Double Decker' has large flowers in a lovely shade of reddish mauve. It blooms for a long time in midsummer. As the first petals begin to fade, some of the flowers put out new petals on top of the cones, making them double. This amazing purple coneflower has an unusual but pleasing look. It is tall and vigorous, and it self sows nicely. Shade-tolerant.
Echinacea purpurea 'Double Decker' was discovered in Gemany. Originally called Echinacea 'Doppleganger'. Hardy in zones 3-9.