Coneflower Mix(Echinacea purperea)This coneflower selection comes from the Pembina Valley of Manitoba. My mother Elsie has kept this vibrant mix of white, pink and purple coloured Echinacea flowers next to her vegetable garden for many years. Blooms tend to be dominated by pink pedals, however, some years there are numerous white and dark purple heads. Coneflower aka Echinacea, is a robust, drought-tolerant perennial and one of the very best butterfly attractors you can plant! Our local Bumble Bee's approve! Blooming profusely for up to two months in summer, striking flowers are arranged individually on upright stems with soft white-pink and purple petals surrounding an iridescent red-orange, cone shaped centre. Echinacea purpurea is excellent for cut flower arrangements.
50 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Requires cold stratification before seeding. (4-5 weeks of refrigeration.) Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover with dome or plastic film until emergence.
Seeds can be sown outdoors in the late fall to satisfy cold period required for spring germination.