Echinacea purpurea Organic Seeds
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
(Black Sampson, Coneflower) Herbaceous perennial, this ecotype native to the Rocky Mountains of North America. Angustifolia is the most northerly ranging of all 9 indigenous American species. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): Snakebite, enhancement of immunity. Plant prefers full sun and mesic, alkaline soils. Amend garden soil with limestone. Sow in fall or early spring, directly in prepared garden bed or in flats or pots and let the rain, snow and cold awaken the seeds. Alternatively, give 30 to 90 days cold, moist refrigeration and sow warm. Thin or transplant to 6 inches to 1 foot apart.
50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown
To dry the flowers, we recommend quartering or even finely chopping with a sharp knife before spreading on your drying screen. The starchy flowers do not dry well if kept whole.