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Organic Echinacea

Echinacea Purpurea – 1.16g – Approx 200 Seeds         Soil Association Organic Logo


Height: 1m

Position: Full sun or partial shade

Echinacea is also known as the purple coneflower. It has beautiful pinky purply flowers with a spiky central cone and is adored by bees and butterflies.

It can be grown in the ground but can also do well in containers.

Sow the seeds in modules or trays in a greenhouse or cold frame from late winter to late spring. Pot on when the seedlings are large enough to handle and plant out in late spring/early summer. Alternatively you can sow in the Autumn. 

The stems should be cut back in the summer as the flowers start to fade to promote further flowering. The plant can also be divided in the autumn.

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Availability: 33 in stock

Seed Story

Echinacea was first referenced in the 18th century.  It originates from North America where it was used by the native American Indians for treating snake bites, wounds and respiratory infections.

The name ‘Echinacea’ comes from the Greek word ‘Ekhinos’ which means sea urchin because of its spiky cone in the center.

Echinacea Purpurea is the type used in medicine. It is known to stimulate the immune system to increase the body’s ability to resist infection. Medicinally, a tincture made from the roots is used to treat infections and a decoction from the flowers can be made to treat burns and minor wounds.