Narrow-leaf Coneflower - Prairie Native, Echinacea angustifolia from $3.00 $3.75
Narrow-leaf Coneflower - This coneflower is a powerhouse herb and flower used by Native Americans. Of all the echinaceas, this one was used the most extensively and had the most northern of ranges extending into the Dakotas and throughout most of the Midwest and Central Plains. They all love well drained soil but Narrow-leaf Coneflower is probably the variety that thrives in drier conditions.  It is beloved by beneficials and this variety is used most medicinally. Will tolerate clay soils. Plants reach 3-4' tall. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4. It is also known as Blacksamson echinacea as well. It is a host plant for the Ottoe's Skipper which is a threatened speccies.  Botanical Name: Echinacea angustifolia  Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 4 One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Light purple flowers with very narrow petals. Tolerates clay soils 1/4 gram or ~50 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants. Seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Purple Coneflower does not like to be transplanted as it develops a taproot that allows it to be very drought tolerant.  Alternatively Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/2" deep Germination 10-20days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Pale Purple Coneflower - Prairie Native, Echinacea pallida from $3.00 $3.75
Pale Purple Coneflower - This is the most widespread of all the purple coneflowers with a range as far south as Georgia and Alabama, extending to the east, across the Midwest and to the Central Plains. It readily adapts to almost any soil as long as it is well drained. You can find it in clay, limerock, sand or loam.  It is beloved by butterflies, birds and other pollinators.  Plants reach 3-4' tall. Perennial. Hardy to zones 3-9 It is also known as Blacksamson echinacea as well.  Botanical Name: Echinacea pallida Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 4, most southern range of the purple coneflowers One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds Plants grow to 2-4 feet tall Light purple flowers 1/2 gram or ~95 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants. Seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Purple Coneflower does not like to be transplanted as it develops a taproot that allows it to be very drought tolerant.  Alternatively Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/2" deep Germination 10-20days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Purple Coneflower - Prairie Native $3.45 $3.95
Purple Coneflower - The purple mid summer blooms never seem to end. This is a priairie plant that is probably the most widely known since it is used in many types of garden applications. It attracts butterflies, birds and insects that are all part of a healthy ecosystem. Will tolerate clay soils. Plants reach 3-4' tall. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4. Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 4 One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Heavy yields of purple-magenta flowers from July through September Tolerates clay soils 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants. Seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained rich soil. Purple Coneflower does not like to be transplanted as it develops a taproot that allows it to be very drought tolerant.  Alternatively Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/2" deep Germination 10-20days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Purple Coneflower, Echinacea, Organic $3.75 $4.00
Living Seed Company - For those that are looking for organic see for Purple Coneflower, or Echinacea, this is the listing for you.  We also offer it under a out native wildflowers in packet form that has more seeds.  Characteristics:  Organic Perennial and hardy to zone 4 One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Heavy yields of purple-magenta flowers from July through September Tolerates clay soils 25 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants. Seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained rich soil. Purple Coneflower does not like to be transplanted as it develops a taproot that allows it to be very drought tolerant.    Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/2" deep Germination 10-20days Thin 18-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
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