Mellow Yellow Echinacea
The most recent multi-colored variety of echinacea to grow easily from seed. Beautiful long-lasting blooms come in shades of butter yellow, ivory, lemon, and gold. Enjoy as a cut flower and like all echinaceas, this one attracts pollinators to your garden too. Flowers the first season when started early indoors. Grows to 24-30”.
Perennial, zones 4-8
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 18-24" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring and fall
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 24-30" by 18-24"
Spacing: 18-24" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in the first season when started early indoors, mid to late summer thereafter.
Uses: Flower beds, cottage and wildflower gardens, cut flowers, attracts pollinators and birds
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Don’t cut the plant down in fall, leave the edible seedheads up for the birds