White Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea White Swan) 60 seeds (#1429)
About the product
Who doesn't love this colorful, easy-to-grow garden perennial? Coneflower is a hardy herbaceous wildflower native to the eastern United States. In early to late summer, it bears tall, sturdy stems topped with single large white daisies. Flowers from June to September. Bloom time may be extended if spent flowers are removed, or deadheaded.
This dependable garden staple self-sows freely but not too aggressively.
Purple coneflower is happiest when planted in sites with full sun and well-drained moderately fertile garden soil.
Excellent, long-blooming flower for massing in the border, meadow, native plant garden, naturalized area, wildflower garden or part shade area of woodland garden.
Often massed with black-eyed Susans (rudbeckias). (source: learn2grow.com)
Approximately 60 seeds in 0.3g packet.
Genus - Echinacea
Species - Purpurea
Variety - White Swan
Common name - White Coneflower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0.,80 - 1,20 m
Spread - 0,60 m
Plant type - Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Water requirements - Low, Average
Landscape uses - Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Dark Green / White
Sow from February to July.
1. Place seeds in a plastic baggie with a bit of moist peat moss. Vermiculite is also acceptable.
2. Refrigerate the seeds for one to two weeks.
3. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil until they begin to germinate. Germination usually takes between 10 and 12 days.
4. Cover germinated seeds with approximately 2 mm of soil.
5. Water the soil regularly and do not let it dry out. Echinacea blooms from June to October.
Plant seeds in the spring time if planting outdoors. Choose an area that gets a lot of sun during the day.
Test the pH of the soil before planting. The ideal pH range is between 6 and 8.
If you don't have peat moss or vermiculite, you can use moist paper towels. Place the seeds between two towels and then put them in a plastic baggie. Refrigerate and sow as noted in steps 2 through 5 above.
If your seeds do not germinate within 20 days, wait a bit longer. Sometimes echinacea can take up to 6 weeks to germinate.
Info source: Learn2Grow.com