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Narrow Leaf Echinacea


The true medicinal, this variety grows to 2-3 feet and is covered with pale pink to violet 2-inch blooms. Echinacea was widely used by the Great Plains tribes of Native Americans and is still in use today as an anti-bacterial, an immune system stimulant, and as an insecticide. The root of the plant is the primary medicinal contributor.  

50 seeds


 

PLANTING

Echinacea angustifolia 

Perennial, zones 3-8

Germination: 10-21 days

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

Spacing: 18-24" apart

Growth Habit:  Upright

Height and Width: 15-20" x 30-36"

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 

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