(Echinacea purpurea) Native to the North American plains, Echinacea has become a household name and the ambassador of herbal medicine for its use in stimulating the immune system. Purpurea is the easiest of the Echinacea family to grow, requiring no prior cold treatment for germination. A visually stunning perennial reaching a height of 3’, each plant produces several flower stalks topped with the characteristic cone-shaped centers and drooping purple petals. Flowers are humming with all types of pollinators and the seeds are a favorite among birds (you can trust us with this bit of info!). Third-year roots are most often used for medicinal purposes. Unless started very early, blooms the second year and thereafter. Slugs LOVE the fresh green growth so keep an eye on these!
Packet: 100 seeds