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ECHINACEA SEEDS

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea, E. hybrida, E. paradoxa

How to plant Echinacea seeds

Echinaceas are tough, heat tolerant, drought and deer resistant perennials. Purple Coneflowers attract a variety of butterflies. They are a particular favorite of the Monarch. Echinaceas are winter hardy to zone 3, unless otherwise noted.

Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit Purple Coneflower.PR11888

CHEYENNE SPIRITEchinaceaEchinacea hybrida

A 2013 All America Selections Winner. Exceptional, innovative, vivid, first-year flowering, well formed flowers in shades of gold, scarlet, orange, red, purple, yellow, and cream. The 27-32 inch tall, uniform, extremely well-branched plants are heavy blooming; they produce flowers in gorgeous shades previously seen only in expensive tissue culture produced plants. Certified by the Dallas Arboretum as a "Flameproof" plant for exceptional performance during hot Texas summers. Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea is a high impact, long-lived perennial for containers or the landscape. Winter hardy to zone 4.

10 seeds - $ 7.99
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Echinacea purpurea flowers attracting honey bees. PR00823

ECHINACEA PURPUREA Purple Coneflower Seeds

This prairie native holds rose-purple, 4-inch flowers with prominent orange-tipped cones, and downward pointing petals. Plants flower July-September, producing long lasting cut-flowers. Echinacea purpurea is well known for its valuable medicinal qualities. Packet is 2 grams, about 450 seeds.

2 grams - $1.99
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POWWOW SERIES Echinacea Seeds Echinacea purpurea

PowWow series purple coneflowers are the heaviest flowering Echinacea plants grown from seed. They will produce masses of 3-4 inch flowers from early summer until frost. PowWow Echinaceas grow to 2 feet tall, remain compact, and are extremely well-branched. Plants are winter hardy to zone 3.

Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry Purple Coneflower. PR11870

POWWOW WILD BERRY Echinacea

A milestone in Echinacea breeding, PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea features the most richly colored, rosy-purple non-fade flowers, on the best branching purple coneflower plants. Flowers do not require deadheading, and will bloom without interruption from early summer until frost. The 2-foot tall plants provide superb cut flowers all season. Will bloom the first year when started early. A 2010 All-America Selections Winner.

10 seeds - $3.99
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Echinacea purpurea PowWow White Purple Coneflower PR01715

POWWOW WHITE Echinacea

PowWow White Echinacea holds pure white flowers with yellow cones. Plants are well matched, both in size and season, to PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea. This tidy, easy to grow Echinacea blooms the first year, providing clean, long-lasting cut flowers from early July until frost.

Available in 100 seed bulk packets.

100 seeds - $14.99
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Echinacea purpurea Double Purple Coneflower. PR07136

DOUBLE DECKEREchinacea

Single coneflowers appear the first year. The big pay-off is in year 2 and beyond. A high percentage of flowers will appear as 'twins.' These blooms put on an impressive summertime show. Monarch butterflies perching on the flowers, create a memorable sight. Sturdy, long stems make Double Decker Echinacea an excellent source of cut-flowers. Grow with Snow Thimble foxglove, or Snow Cloud Jupiter's beard to produce a high impact planting.

20 seeds - $3.99
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Magnus Superior echinacea Purple Coneflower. PR00826

MAGNUS SUPERIOR Echinacea

Intense lavender-pink flowers, with near horizontal petals. The blooms of Magnus Superior are deeper in color, with larger cones, when compared to Magnus Echinacea. The growth habit of Magnus Superior is also more uniform. Among the best of all perennials. We highly recommend. Magnus Superior Echinacea grows nicely with Globetrotter Agastache, Milkmaid butterfly weed, Giant Yellow Herold foxglove, Sunshine hollyhock, Sunburst Colours penstemon, Fama Deep Blue scabiosa, and Emperor's Waves sedum.

20 seeds - $2.99
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Echinacea Primadonna White plant topped with huge flowers PR09518

PRIMADONNA WHITE Echinacea

Impressive, 4-5 inch, white blooms with horizontally held petals. Flowers are held on thick, strong stems, and are superb for cutting. Plants grow 30-34 inches tall. Primadonna White Echinacea grows beautifully with Blue Cap sea holly.

30 seeds - $1.99
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Echinacea Primadonna Deep Rose Improved flowers with dark bronze cones and deep rose-pink petals. PR09517

PRIMADONNA DEEP ROSE IMPROVED Echinacea

Huge, 4-6 inch, deep rosy-pink flowers with dark bronze cones. Petals are held straight out. Many professional growers consider Primadonna Deep Rose Improved to be the best Echinacea to grow for cut flowers. Plants grow 30-34 inches tall.

30 seeds - $1.99
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Echinacea Prairie Splendor plants producing enormous 4-6 inch flowers. PR09516

PRAIRIE SPLENDOR Echinacea

Prairie Splendor is the longest blooming purple coneflower and the first Echinacea to flower from seed the first year, 100% of the time. Huge, 4-6 inch, rose-pink flowers appear in June, and continue to bloom until frost, a first for Echinaceas. Compact, well-branched, 2 foot tall plants are perfect for borders. Performance is unmatched in pots. A 2007 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize).

30 seeds - $2.49
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Echinacea Bravado flowers holding petals in a horizontal position. PR09519

BRAVADOEchinacea

Purplish-rose, 4-5 inch flowers with wide petals. Petals are briefly held horizontal, then fold back into the classic coneflower shape. Cones are an attractive golden-orange color. Flowers show a range of tones, from soft to deep. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.

50 seeds - $1.99
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Echinacea White Swan blooming PR00827

WHITE SWAN Echinacea

Creamy white, honey scented flowers bloom within 4-months from seed. Echinacea 'White Swan' is lower growing than most coneflowers. In our experience, 24 inches tall is the average plant height. White Swan is an especially good Echinacea for containers. Will combine nicely with alyssum and lobelia.

40 seeds - $2.49
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Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower blooms with yellow, drooping petals and copper-brown cones. PR11910

YELLOW CONEFLOWER EchinaceaEchinacea paradoxa var. paradoxa

Yellow coneflower produces 4 inch blooms with prominent, coppery-brown tipped cones and drooping yellow petals. Flowers are long-lasting cut. Bloom is from June-September. Yellow coneflower is a tough, heat tolerant, easy to grow, 2-3 foot tall perennial. Seeds may require chilling, instructions included.

25 seeds - $2.99
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How to Plant Echinacea Seeds

Sow Echinacea seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and cover lightly. Kept at 70°F., germination averages 21-28 days. Can direct sow Echinacea seeds into prepared seed beds, ⅛ inch deep in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 18-24 inches apart. Thin to the strongest seedling. See Yellow Coneflower for its unique planting instructions. See starting your seeds for more information.

Comments: Full sun. Echinacea will tolerate some drought once established; performance is better with regular water. Purple coneflowers attract bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Blooms are long-lasting cut. Plants are deer resistant. Our favorite Echinacea varieties to grow in containers are Cheyenne Spirit, Powwow White, Powwow Wild Berry, and Prairie Splendor.