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aka Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea, E. hybrida, E. paradoxa

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

Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit Purple Coneflower. PR11888

CHEYENNE SPIRITEchinacea SeedsEchinacea 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 and 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 in hot Texas summers. 'Cheyenne Spirit' is a high impact, long-lived perennial for containers or the landscape. Winter hardy to zone 4.

10 seeds - $ 7.99
100 seeds - $26.99

POWWOW SERIES Echinacea Seeds Echinacea purpurea

'PowWow' Purple Coneflowers are the heaviest flowering Echinaceas grown from seed, producing masses of 3-4 inch flowers from early summer until frost. The 2 foot tall plants are compact and extremely well-branched. Winter hardy to zone 3.

Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry Purple Coneflower. PR11870


A milestone in Echinacea breeding, 'PowWow Wild Berry' features the most richly colored, rosy-purple non-fade flowers, on the best branching Purple Coneflower plants. Does not require deadheading; flowers without interruption from early summer until frost, provides superb cut flowers all season. Blooms first year when started early. A 2010 All-America Selections Winner.

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

POWWOW WHITE Echinacea Seeds

'PowWow White' produces pure white flowers with yellow cones. Plants are well matched, both in size and season, to 'PowWow Wild Berry.' The tidy, easy to grow plants flower the first year, providing beautiful, long-lasting cut flowers from early July until frost.
Available in 100 seed bulk packets only.

100 seeds - $14.99
Echinacea purpurea flowers attracting honey bees. PR00823

ECHINACEA PURPUREA Purple Coneflower Seeds

This prairie native has rose-purple 4-inch flowers with downward pointing petals and prominent orange-tipped cones. Flowers July-September and is a long lasting cut-flower. Well known for valuable medicinal qualities. Packet is 2 grams, about 450 seeds.

2 grams - $1.99
Echinacea purpurea Double Purple Coneflower. PR07136

DOUBLE DECKEREchinacea Seeds

Single coneflowers appear first year. Big pay-off in years 2 and beyond. Then a high percentage of flowers are 'twins' which make an impressive summertime show. Monarch butterflies perching on flowers is a memorable sight. Sturdy stems make it an excellent cut-flower. Grow with: 'Snow Thimble' Foxglove,  and  'Snow Cloud' Jupiter's Beard.

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


Intense lavender-pink flowers; near horizontal petals. Blooms of 'Magnus Superior' are deeper in color with larger cones, and plants are more uniform in growth compared to 'Magnus.' Among the best of perennials. 'Magnus Superior' grows nicely with 'Globetrotter' Agastache, 'Milkmaid' Butterfly Weed, 'Giant Herald' Foxglove, 'Sunshine' Hollyhock, 'Fama Deep Blue' Scabiosa, 'Emperor's Wave' Sedum.

20 seeds - $2.99
Echinacea Prairie Splendor plants producing enormous 4-6 inch flowers. PR09516


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 blooming until frost, a first for Echinaceas. Compact, well branched, 2 foot tall plants are perfect for borders; unmatched in pots. A 2007 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize).

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

BRAVADOEchinacea Seeds

Purplish-rose, 4-5 inch flowers with wide, horizontally held petals, and attractive golden-orange cones. Flowers show a range of tones, from soft to deep. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.

50 seeds - $1.99
Echinacea Baby Swan plants flowering heavily. PR07116

BABY SWAN WHITE Coneflower Seeds

The white flowers are very similar to 'White Swan;' the plants are dwarf, well-branched plants grow only to 20 inches tall. 'Baby Swan' is excellent at the front of the border or in containers. A Fleuroselect Quality Mark winner. 'Baby Swan' Echinacea grows beautifully with 'Sterntaler' Coreopsis.

25 seeds - $2.99
Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower blooms with yellow, drooping petals and copper-brown cones. PR11910

YELLOW CONEFLOWER SeedsEchinacea paradoxa var. paradoxa

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

25 seeds - $2.49
Echinacea Primadonna Deep Rose Improved flowers with dark bronze cones and deep rose-pink petals. PR09517


Huge, 4-6 inch deep rosy-pink flowers with dark bronze cones, hold their petals straight out. Perhaps the best Echinacea for cutting. Grows 30-34 inches tall.

30 seeds - $1.99
Echinacea Primadonna White plant topped with huge flowers PR09518


Brilliant 4-5 inch white flowers with horizontal petals on thick, strong stems. They are superb for cutting. Plants grow 30-34 inches tall. 'Primadonna White' Echinacea grows beautifully with 'Blue Cap' Sea Holly.

30 seeds - $1.99

How to Plant Echinacea Seeds

Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and cover lightly. Kept at 70°F., germination averages 21-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds ⅛ inch deep in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 18-24 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant. See Yellow Coneflower for its unique planting instructions. See Starting 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 and are long-lasting when cut. Plants are deer resistant. Favorite Echinacea varieties for containers are Cheyenne Spirit, Powwow White, Powwow Wild Berry, Prairie Splendor, and Baby Swan.