This treasured, heirloom wildflower, native to the eastern U.S., is a long-lived perennial that blooms for a month or more beginning in midsummer. The pinkish-purple petals of the stunning, daisy-like flowers surround a large, dark brown cone. Petals begin to droop as the cone enlarges and fills with seeds, which attract birds in the fall and winter. A hardy perennial in USDA zones 3-8 that grows up to 3′-4′ tall and produces flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Purple Coneflower Echinacea Seeds are USDA Organic and verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date, or as late as 2 months before first fall frost.
Indoors: Sow 10-12 weeks before your average last frost date (might bloom first year if started indoors).
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.