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Purple Coneflower Seeds

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound
Price: $12.95
1 Pound
Price: $39.95
5 Pounds 5 pounds cover approximately 24,200 square feet.
Price: $194.95
10 Pounds 10 pounds cover approximately 1 acre.
Price: $379.95

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Quick Overview

Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning pink flowers. This butterfly-magnet is easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Perennial.
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Details
SKU ECHG
Common Name Purple Coneflower
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 24-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1 pound cover approximately 4840 square feet
Seeds Per Pound 154,221
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To North American plains
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
With a flower that looks a lot like a large, pink black-eyed susan, purple coneflower has always been a star in plains plantings. It is tough, great for cutting, and one of our most beautiful native wildflowers. Once plants with their dark green, deeply-veined leaves are established, it can be the most important color-maker in a mature meadow in mid-season. But today, it has even further importance. Under its botanical genus name, Echinacea, it has gained worldwide popularity as the No. 1 herbal medicinal. Long a favorite of Native Americans in treating snakebite, echinacea today is used in tablet and other forms to ward off colds and flus, and even to support the immune system. Millions of Americans now take pills or potions containing echinacea daily. (Medicine is made from all parts of the plant, but most important are the thick black rootstocks, which are ground up for processing.)
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American MeadowsPurple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB
 
3.2

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        5.0

        Great

        By nancy

        from North carolina

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Erosion Control
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

          Always a winner, I'm looking forward to adding these to my drain field of wildflowers. Previous seeds from American meadows have been great.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product. Flowers great!

          By Double D's Bees

          from Hedgesville, WV

          About Me Bee Keeper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

            Easy to seed. Added in with large bag of wildflower seed mix. Planting large areas for bees and to cut down on mowing time.

             
            1.0

            Waiting for flowers

            By Barb the amateur gardener

            from Toledo,OH

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                  Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                  Still waiting for results. Not sure the plants coming up are these coneflowers in the place I planted them. Watching them to identify.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great plant coverage in first year

                  By Just a regular guy

                  from Bellevue, IA

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Great Plant Coverage
                  • Reliable Growth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                      Great plant coverage during the first year. My wife and I look forward to great blossoms in the second year based on strong plant coverage. Looks like the makings of a "killer" wild flower meadow!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Lame!

                      By Barry loves the outdoors

                      from Newburyport, MA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

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                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Germination0

                      Best Uses

                      • As Mulch

                      Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                      Nothing came up

                       
                      2.0

                      Slow to grow

                      By Steve

                      from Douglassville, PA

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Needs Extensive Watering
                        • Slow Growth

                        Best Uses

                        • Erosion Control

                        Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                        Very slow to germinate not all seeds will germinate

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        seeds have taken good

                        By Bobbie Millinocket's walking path lady

                        from Millinocket ME

                        Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                        it looks as though they will take!! will send pictures of the walking path with the plants in bloom

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        not suitable for central Texas

                        By Prof John

                        from Austin Texas

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • None germinated

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                            Several different plantings over a period of time. Most of my other seeds came up but none of these. No obvious weather issues.

                            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Purple everywhere

                            By Red Hills Gardener

                            from Barrow County, GA

                            About Me Master Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive
                            • Hardy
                            • Healthy
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden
                              • Outdoors
                              • Patio

                              Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                              I planted several pounds of Purple Coneflower in an area that was loamy clay soil subject to harsh conditions during the winter and summer near a bluff area that extended from my back yard down to a river. This area has its own little micro climate and these plants perform unbelivabley in this environment. After three years the area (about 1.5 acres) is now covered in purple coneflowers. Not only is it gorgous to to look at but it attracts bees & benficial insects in the summer and numerous migratory birds come through headed south (such as golden finches) also feed off seed heads year after year.

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