Echinacea Seed ( Perennial )
2103 Yellow Coneflower ( Echinacea paradoxa )
The only species in the genus Echinacea to have yellow flowers instead of the usual purple flowers (this being the paradox suggested by the species name). It primarily occurs on glades and prairies in the Ozark regions of Missouri and Arkansas. Features large, daisy-like flowers with drooping yellow to orange-yellow petals (ray flowers) and very large, coppery-brown to chocolate-brown central cones. Best flower display is mid-June to mid-July, sometimes with sporadic continued bloom throughout the summer. Flowers grow on rigid, glabrous stems typically to 3' tall. Smooth, lance-shaped, dark green leaves (4-8" long) with linear veining. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter and, if flower heads are not removed, are often visited by goldfinches who perch on or just below the blackened cones to feed on the seeds. Zone 3 and up.
  $2.50  Per Pack   Seeds Per Pack: 10
TPF113 Purple Coneflower ( Echinacea purpurea )
Echinacea purpuea is one of the great butterfly magnets of the native perennial garden. Coneflowers are easy to grow in average to dry, well drained soils. Flowers with large orange gold spiky centers and strong reflexed rose pink petals appear in July and August. Very drought tolerant.Easy to grow, used medicinally.
Plants are heat and drought tolerant, and blooms are used for cut and dried flower arrangements. The drug Echinacea, used to boost the immune system, comes from this genus. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance. Freely self-seeds if at least some of the seed heads are left in place. Best suited for zones 4-9.
  3g pack ( hundreds of seeds ) $2.50
2245 Echinacea Bravado ( Echinacea purpurea )
Rosy pink, petals golden-brown disks. 4- to 4 1/2 inches across on plants 24 inches tall.
Color: Rosy Pink   Zone: 2-9   Spacing: 12"   Height:24"   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  15 seeds $2.15
2239 Echinacea Magnus ( Echinacea purpurea )
1998 Perennial Plant Winner. Blooms All Summer Long! Extra-large, hot-pink blooms up to 7 inches across, with petals held out flat (instead of recurved), plus easy-care and drought-tolerant. Magnus reaches 31/2 feet tall in full sun to light shade, blooms from June through September!
Color: Hot Pink   Zone:2-9   Spacing: 12"   Height:3-4 feet.   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  200mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
2240 Echinacea White Swan ( Echinacea purpurea )
Pure white petals, orange-brown disks. 41/2-inch blooms on plants 24 inches tall.
Color: White/Brown   Zone: 2-9   Spacing: 12"   Height: 24"   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  15 seeds $2.15