The plants and blossoms produced by Echinacea Flower Seeds are some of the most recognizable and prized in the perennial garden. Available in a virtual rainbow assortment of colors and unique petal configurations, these tall, stately-looking flowers are not only beautiful, but prudently medicinal as well, often being brewed for teas to boost immunity. Decoratively, Echinacea is being utilized in salads, to decorate cakes, to float in punch bowls, to display in vases; this is truly a most versatile flower. Every part of the plant, from the petals down to the root is edible, the root most often being included in teas, after thorough washing of course.
Echinacea, pronounced ek-in-AY-see-uh or eh-kih-NAY-shah, is also called Coneflower and is often confused with Rudbeckia, a flower that looks very similar. After their first flush of blossoms, they will benefit greatly from a stiff shearing, cutting back by 1/2 or 2/3 in early summer. This will encourage better branching and bushier growth, resulting in even more blossoms late in the season. Leaving the seed-heads in place after the flowers fade will attract any number of song birds, such as Goldfinches, throughout the fall and into early winter and will provide architectural interest in your garden as well. There are few flowers that are as striking and versatile, all at the same time!
As always, perennial bloomers will benefit from regular feeding. A water-soluble fertilizer tends to work best, as it slowly releases the nutrients over a period of time. We recommend Jungle Flora or Espoma Flower-tone®, both of which are approved for organic gardening and are safe for your family, pets, livestock and water habitats, as well as being specially formulated for blooming plants.
Each order of our fresh Echinacea seeds is filled by hand, put into a resealable plastic bag and then placed into a labeled seed packet. It is our goal to provide our customers the best in freshness and quality.