Narrow-leaf Coneflower Seed (E. angustifolia)
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A threatened species of Echinacea with distinctive long pink ray petals. Good drought tolerance.
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The plants of Echinacea angustifolia are the smallest of the echinaceas (10-18") and the spreading pink ray petals are the shortest (3/4" - 1-3/8" long). Narrow-leaved coneflower is native to the dry prairies of the central U.S. The leaves are long and narrow as is characteristic of many drought-tolerant species. This species has a long history of medicinal use starting with the Native American tribes of the Great Plains. (Photo by Dr. Thomas Barnes)
All Echinaceas are drought resistant. Keep young plants well weeded. Germination is typically around 50% and all species except E. purpurea require stratification (a period of moist pre-chilling) to break seed dormancy. Seeds may be stratified by sowing in flats or pots in a cold frame over the winter, or a refrigerator for 2 to 4 months depending on the species.
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||12 to 18 inches|
|USDA Zones:||3 to 10|
|Propagation / Germination:||Stratify seeds for 4 to 8 weeks to break dormancy or sow in early winter. Transplant in early spring before tap root becomes long.|
|Spacing:||12 inches apart|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
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