Pale Purple Coneflower Seed (Echinacea pallida)

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Pale Purple Coneflower Seed (Echinacea pallida)

A threatened species of Echinacea with distinctive pale drooping flower petals.

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(Echinacea pallida ASTERACEAE)

The drooping flower petals are 1-1/2- 3-1/2" long and may range in color from pink, purple, or white, but are typically rosy purple. The flower disk is purple-brown. Leaves are long and narrow. Height 18-30". Medicinal, drought-tolerant plant, native to open woods and rocky prairies from northeast Texas to central Illinois.

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.

Details:

Flowers:Cone-shaped flowers with drooping pale pink petals
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:18 to 30 inches
Diameter:12 inches
Heirloom:yes
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:3 to 10
Propagation / Germination:Stratify seed for 6 weeks or sow seed in the fall. Transplant in the spring before tap root gets too long.
Spacing:12 to 16 inches
Sun:Full sun

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