This is the traditionally grown variety* of medicinal Echinacea with bright pink/purple daisy like flowers, with raised centres. Echinacea is a strong garden performer as it is generally frost-hardy and provides a strong mass of flowers in a range of garden settings, including as a companion plant for vegetable and herb gardens. The specific flower colour (petals and centre) may vary slightly depending on local soil conditions.
Echinacea Heirloom - Improved is an improved selection of the traditional species of Echinacea purpurea.
Advantages of Echinacea Heirloom Improved
Early and extended flowering season (flowers within 8 - 9 weeks)
Highly suitable as a cut flower
Extended flowering season
50 - 60cm height at maturity
30 - 40cm apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy herbaceous perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden