2-3” blooms with purple petals & reddish-orange centers on strong, 2-3′ tall stems. Used as a cut flower with or without petals. Large roots are easily harvested after 3-4 years for medicinal uses. Easiest echinacea to grow, due to germination without stratification. A favorite food source for native pollinators. Perennial.
Sow indoors in spring, 8-10 wks before transplanting
or in fall. Optimal temp for germination is 65-70°.
Sow 1/8″ deep. Transplant 18-24″.
Prefers full sun. Full blooms appear 2nd year.