Echinacea Seeds

These striking plants are one of the best for attracting butterflies, bees and other beneficial insets to the garden. Home to America’s grassland, Echinaceas have large daisy-like blooms, making a lovely choice for beds, borders and containers. A cottage garden favourite, these hardy-perennials bloom heavily from June to September.

How to Sow and Grow Echinaceas
Echinaceas can tolerate dry soils and withstand heat and humidity well. However give them rich, well-drained soil and plants will thrive.

Sow indoors for surest result, 1.5cm(1/2in) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant individually when large enough to handle to 8cm(3in) Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, avoiding frosts, before planting out 40cm(16in) apart.

Sow outdoors in a seed bed, into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Keep moist and weed free. Thin seedlings to 5cm(2in) apart before planting out in their flowering positions.

These striking plants are one of the best for attracting butterflies, bees and other beneficial insets to the garden. Home to America’s grassland, Echinaceas have large daisy-like blooms, making a lovely choice for beds, borders and containers. A cottage garden favourite, these hardy-perennials bloom heavily from June to September.

How to Sow and Grow Echinaceas
Echinaceas can tolerate dry soils and withstand heat and humidity well. However give them rich, well-drained soil and plants will thrive.

Sow indoors for surest result, 1.5cm(1/2in) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant individually when large enough to handle to 8cm(3in) Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, avoiding frosts, before planting out 40cm(16in) apart.

Sow outdoors in a seed bed, into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Keep moist and weed free. Thin seedlings to 5cm(2in) apart before planting out in their flowering positions.

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