Echinacea pallida / Pale Coneflower / Seeds

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Echinacea pallida  / Pale Coneflower / Seeds

The Pale Coneflower is an attractive Prairie plant with sturdy stems, up to a height of about 120cm, and distinctive drooping rose coloured flowers from June/July to September.  These are wonderful plants for late summer colour, making good border plants and cut flowers.  Plants attract pollinators.

Coneflowers grow well in sun to light shade in a rich well drained soil.  Keep well watered during the summer.

Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow in spring or autumn.  Sow outdoors in an unheated greenhouse or coldframe in autumn, and seeds start germinating in spring.  Or sow indoors in spring.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.   


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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial (RHS Hardiness H5)
Flowers June/July to September
Height 80 - 120cm
Spread 40 - 80cm
Conditions  Sun to light shade and rich well-drained soil.

Sow in spring or autumn.  In autumn, sow the seeds into a container of compost, cover very lightly with compost, keep in a greenhouse or coldframe, and seeds start to germinate in the spring.  In spring, sow the seeds in a tray of compost, keep at 15 - 20C and germination takes 3-4 weeks.  Do not exclude light, which helps germination.  Transfer seedlings to pots when they are big enough to handle and then out into the garden after hardening off.

Grow Protect young plants from slugs and snails.  Once established, these plants are easy to look after.  They flower in the first or second season.  Deadhead during flowering.  Plants die back in autumn clear away the dead material in winter to early spring.  Plants grow back in spring.  Mature clumps can be divided in spring or autumn and root cuttings can be taken in winter.