Create a field full of gorgeous pink blooms with easy-to-grow Echinacea seeds. Butterflies and Hummingbirds will flock to your property each summer and the multitude of blooms make for spectacular bouquets. -American Meadows
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe flowers attract bees and butterflies while in bloom. If the cones are left intact in winter, birds dine on the seeds.
CareGrow in deep, well-drained soil in full sun. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Cut back stems to promote more flowering and reduce excessive self-seeding. Deadheading prolongs flowering.
Propagation Sow seed in spring. Divide clumps in spring every 3 to 4 years. Take root cuttings from autumn to early winter.
ProblemsLeaf miners, powdery mildew, bacterial spots, and gray mold. Vine weevils may feed on roots.
- Genus : Echinacea
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest, Summer Interest
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
- Uses : Sun