Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Planet
Carbon-neutral shipping on all orders
Powered by Shopify Planet
Skip to product information
1 of 9

Passion For Plantation

20Pcs Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea) Flower Seeds

20Pcs Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea) Flower Seeds

Regular price $15.00 SGD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 SGD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Coneflowers, scientifically known as Echinacea purpurea, are beloved for their vibrant blooms, resilience, and medicinal properties. Growing these flowers from seeds can be a rewarding experience, adding beauty and beneficial pollinators to your garden. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you successfully grow Coneflowers from seeds:

Timing and Location

  • Start seeds indoors about 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost in your area. Coneflowers can also be directly sown outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.

  • Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil for optimal growth. Coneflowers thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Soil Preparation

  • Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of about 6-8 inches. Remove any weeds, rocks, or debris that may hinder seedling growth.

  • Mix in organic matter such as compost or aged manure to improve soil fertility and drainage.

Sowing Seeds Indoors

  • Fill seed trays or pots with a quality seed starting mix. Moisten the mix before sowing seeds.

  • Place 2-3 Echinacea purpurea seeds in each cell or pot, covering them lightly with a thin layer of soil.

  • Keep the soil consistently moist and maintain a temperature of around 70-75°F (21-24°C) for optimal germination.

Transplanting Seedlings

  • Once seedlings have developed 2-3 true leaves, they are ready for transplanting outdoors. Harden off seedlings gradually by exposing them to outdoor conditions over a week.

  • Choose a planting site with well-draining soil and adequate sunlight. Space Coneflower plants about 18-24 inches apart.

Outdoor Care

  • Water newly transplanted seedlings regularly to help them establish a strong root system. Once established, Coneflowers are drought-tolerant and require less frequent watering.

  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and blooming. Follow the package instructions for application rates.

Maintenance and Pruning

  • Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage continuous flowering throughout the season. This also prevents self-seeding, which can lead to overcrowding.

  • In late fall or early spring, cut back Coneflower plants to a height of a few inches above the ground to promote new growth and maintain plant vigor.

Pest and Disease Management

  • Coneflowers are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for aphids, spider mites, and powdery mildew. Treat with organic remedies if necessary.

Harvesting Seeds

  • Allow some Coneflower blooms to mature and develop seeds. Harvest the dried seed heads and extract the seeds for future planting or sharing with other gardeners.
View full details