Growing purple coneflower in the garden and flower beds

Planting, cultivation and maintenance of Echinacea purpurea, description and a photo

Planting, cultivation and maintenance of Echinacea purpurea, description and a photo


Grow with echinacea seed or by dividing the root system. For planting plants with seeds, a couple of weeks before that, about the middle – the end of May, the seedlings grow. With high-quality seeds, and temperature (+ 13 ° C) shoots receive after two – five weeks. If you are in doubt as a seed, then plant them in advance, and then, hold in the greenhouse until it’s time to plant them in the open ground.

Echinacea purpurea – a tall plant can grow up to a meter in height and fifty centimeters in diameter, and therefore growing in the flowerbeds. Before the plant to plant, fertilize the land should be. The best time for this can be considered a fall, spring, using available this time of year means, ranging from organic fertilizer and compost finishing.

In the first year of life, echinacea is not bloom, it will happen only in the second year. But as a reward for their patience and care, the plant will give you long flowering all summer and autumn. And provided that these months were dry and warm, even collect new seeds. Young plant echinacea for the winter pruning and mulching. The plant is older, in need of shelter and not easily outsource cold.