Echinacea purpurea (Asteraceae)
A robust, drought tolerant perennial, native to the Midwestern and southeastern United States. Flowers are arranged individually on sturdy, elongated stems with soft lavender or purple petals surrounding an iridescent red orange, coned center. Prefers full sun to partial shade in fertile, well drained soils. Absolutely stunning! ! !
Suggested Use: Borders, meadows, mixtures, floral gardens.
Miscellaneous: An excellent variety for cut flower arrangements with a vase life of 5 to 7 days. Propagation from root cuttings is reliable if performed in the fall.
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 2---3 feet
Germination: 15---30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F--75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/8"
Blooming Period: June----October
Average Seeds Per Pound: 117,000
1 oz Covers: 227 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 12 lbs. per acre