How to grow Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea growing herbaceous of the genus Echinacea also known as Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea perennial evergreen in cold climate semi deciduous and can grow as annual mostly used for ornamental flowers as cutting flower as medical, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Echinacea purpurea flower

Flower color mostly purple but can be: white, pink, orange, red, yellow, green or blue, when the flowers mature become in cone shape, flowers attract pollinators.

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Requirements for Echinacea purpurea growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer / Autumn in hardiness 10

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
If there is no need in the seeds recommend to cut the flower in the end

Size of the plant?
40-140 cm, 1.3-4.7 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (in warm climate)

General information about the flower
Purple flowers but color can be also white, pink, orange, red, yellow, green or blue flowers, when the flowers mature become in cone shape, flowers attract pollinators.

Scientific name:

Echinacea purpurea

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