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Order Echinacea Purpurea, Heirloom, Chemical-free Seeds (Corn Flower) special sale, reduced price NOW Free shipping, free gift!

Herbaceous perennial. (Echinacea purpurea)

Our Home Farm Herbery Perennial Echinacea Purpurea Seeds are now available to sow seed outdoors in very early spring or fall. This plant prefers full sun, with well drained, limey soil and regular watering. It is a beloved medicinal that is used for its immune enhancing properties.

Cultivation: Sow seed in the early spring in flats outdoors or in the greenhouse, and transplant seedlings out to the garden or field in mid-spring (middle of May in our area).

Starting earlier, and transplanting twice into progressively bigger containers will result in a much better rooted transplant, which will probably flower in the first year.

It is fairly easy to seed this plant directly in the garden or field. Sow the seed shallowly in the early to mid-spring. Keep moist.

Once the plants are up, you must stay on top of the weeds, and thin to 1 foot spacing after the second set of leaves has formed. E. purpurea likes full sun, plenty of water, and rich, limey soil.

This is the species best suited to varied growing conditions, whether coastal or mountain, east or west. It is easy to grow, and produces on the average 1/2 pound of fresh root by the dormant period following the second year of growth.

Plant 1 foot apart.

Flowers 3 to 4 feet tall.

Winter hardy to zone 3.

This prairie native holds 4 in. rose-purple flowers with prominent orange-tipped cones, and downward pointing petals. Plants flower July-September, produce long-lasting cut flowers.

Echinacea purpurea is well known for its valuable medicinal qualities.

Echinacea purpurea is well known for its valuable medicinal qualities.

Echinacea is a very popular herb, and people commonly take it to help combat flu and colds. It is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family - Asteraceae. It is also known as the American cornflower.

Echinacea is available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies, health shops, and online as teas, liquid extracts, a dried herb, and as capsules or pills.

Promoters of Echinacea say that the herb encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections, and conditions.

Echinacea is a perennial plant, meaning it lasts for many years. It is approximately 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters) tall when mature. It is slightly spiky and has large purple to pink flowers, depending on the species.

The center of the flower has a seed head (cone), which is also spiky and dark brown to red in color.

Three species of Echinacea are used as herbal remedies:

Echinacea angustifolia - narrow-leaved cornflower

Echinacea pallida - pale purple cornflower

Echinacea purpurea - purple cornflower, eastern purple cornflower

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide.

100 seed Pkt $8.95 special sale, reduced price $6.95

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