Prairie, Purple Coneflower
- Perennial and hardy to zone 4
- One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds
- Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
- Heavy yields of purple-magenta flowers from July through September
- Tolerates clay soils
(Echinacea purpurea) One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds, this showy and easy-to-grow plant adds a flashy touch to the late summer landscape. Blooms heavily from July through September. Will tolerate clay soils. Plants reach 3-4' tall. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
Germination: 10-20 Days
Thin: 18-24" Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants. Seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained rich soil.