Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
30 seeds $3.25
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' is my favorite purple coneflower. The stunning flowers have deep reddish-mauve petals and orange-brown central cones. The petals are held horizontally. It was named Cut Flower of the Year 2006. Purple Coneflower 'Ruby Star' won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Drought tolerant. Hardy in zones 3-9.
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
30 seeds $3.00
Echinacea 'White Swan' attracts butterflies, and the ripening seeds attract birds. The flowers combine well with perennials, annuals and ornamental grasses in the garden. It blooms the first year from seed. Hardy in zones 3-9.
Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows'
15 seeds $3.75
Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows' blooms in a nice range of yellow shades including cream, lemon and dark yellow. The plants are vigorous and hardy, and they bloom all summer long.
450 seeds $2.75
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 3-9.
50 seeds $2.75
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 attracts butterflies and many different beneficial insects. Birds enjoy eating the seeds Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-9.
Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top' (Tennessee Coneflower)
25 seeds $3.25
Echinacea 'Rocky Top' is a vigorous grower that adapts well to a wide range of conditions. In my garden, it self sowed to make a large stand. It's a cross between Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea tennesseensis. Hardy in zones 4-9.
50 seeds $2.75
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. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) Seeds
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) 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".