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Paradise Mix Echinacea

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Paradise Mix Echinacea

(Echinacea purpurea)
EXCLUSIVE - These sturdy, long-lived perennial prairie flowers sport a pretty skirt of vibrant ray petals...
(Echinacea purpurea)
EXCLUSIVE - These sturdy, long-lived perennial prairie flowers sport a pretty skirt of vibrant ray petals around cone shaped centers. Well-established plants are sensational focal points for the summer garden and beacons for butterflies. This special mix offers the complete range of the newest forms and colors for a striking and harmonious blend of rosy-purple, apricot, yellow, orange and cream blossoms that will return to enchant you every season.
Seed Count: 38 - 40 / Weight: 0.15 gms
$ 3.19

PERENNIAL

Summer/fall bloom

Hardy to zone 4

 

BEST TO START EARLY INDOORS

In spring, 6 weeks before last expected frost date, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Cover lightly with mix, keep warm and moist, and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. Feed every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer. Once seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant 2 to 3 inches apart into a deeper container or individual pots so root systems have room to develop. When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions and plant out in full sun. Thin or transplant seedlings 12 to 18 inches apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Sturdy perennial echinacea, (A.K.A coneflower) can handle a wide range of weather conditions once well established. Plants will make sturdy foliage the first season, then send up long stems of 4-inch daisy shaped blossoms at midsummer for years. The nectar-rich florets of their cone shaped centers attract and nourish many butterflies. Keep spent flowers cut off to encourage repeat blooming.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - June
Full sun
Barely cover
1 inch
10 - 15 days
2 - 3 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - June
Full sun
Barely cover
1 inch
10 - 15 days
2 - 3 feet

Plant In

March - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Barely cover

Space Seeds

1 inch

Days to Germinate

10 - 15 days

Mature Height

2 - 3 feet

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