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One seed packet filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. A creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

{purple coneflower}
Echinacea purpurea
50+ seeds

{about}
This easy-to-grow, popular North American native bears fragrant deep pink/violet flowers in summer that attract butterflies bees and human noses! Plants are heat and drought tolerant, and blooms are used for cut and dried flower arrangements. Tea made from Echinacea is commonly used to help boost the immune system.

{planting information}
Germination time: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: perennial
Zone: 3-9
Sunlight: full sun
Height: 1.5-5 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Bloom time: mid-summer, late summer, early fall
Characteristics: self-sows prolifically if seedheads are allowed to develop, but not invasive.
Benefits: attracts beneficial insects, including beneficial soldier beetles in late summer and honey bees.

{how to plant}
Purple Coneflower seeds need to be stratified. Stratification is a process where winter conditions are simulated so that germination may occur. Seeds may be sown in fall for natural stratification or simply store seeds in an airtight container in the freezer for at least 24 hours before sowing. Like many perennials purple coneflower requires one full season of growth to establish root structure before flowering.

{more information}
Seeds packaged in one of a kind handmade envelopes are made from upcycled materials to reduce waste. Whether your seeds are packaged in kraft envelopes, or handmade map envelopes, please recycle. In an effort to save on paper and ink printed instructions will be included only upon request.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. These photos were taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit: www.thelittleragamuffin.com

photos by The Little Ragamuffin

Organic Seeds, Heirloom Seeds, Purple Coneflower, Echinacea Seeds, from our farm, eco friendly, flower gardening, organic garden, planting

$3.25 USD
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  • Materials: soil, sun, rain, love
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  • Only ships to United States from New York, United States.
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