Echinacea angustifolia - Narrow-leaf Coneflower

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    Echinacea angustifolia - Narrow-leaf Coneflower

    SKU: C13220

    $4.95

     

    One of the most highly prized of all the Echinaceas for its medicinal properties, Narrow-leaf Coneflower is a relatively short, drought tolerant plant that gets its name from its narrow leaves. Echinacea angustifolia thrives in poor to moderate soils in full sun and the root of the plant was used by the Native Americans as a remedy for rattlesnake bites, burns, toothaches, colds, sore throats and headaches.

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      Pink
      Mid-Summer
      Full Sun
      1' - 3'
      Sand to Loam
      Dry to Medium
    Approx. 50 seeds per pack - 243 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies, Honeybees & Songbirds!
    Drought Tolerant!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

    SEED GERMINATION INFO


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.