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Characteristics: Herbaceous flowering plant 120 cm
Seed per packet: Approx 50
This cultivar of a native meadow coneflower has white, daisy-like flowers from early summer into early autumn.
Its prominent, coppery green, central cones are surrounded by large white ray petals.
Popular medicinal herb, much of the coneflower plant is used to make Echinacea, including the leaves, stems, roots and flowers.
Echinacea are used in a wide variety of different natural products made from these plants, some of which are used for the treatment of immune system disorders, bacterial infections and viral infections.
It is believed that Echinacea improves the healing process of skin wounds. It may also control inflammation.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soils.
Tropical: Spring or Autumn.
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring.
Sow: 5mm deep
Sow direct in the growing position for best results. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-20 days
Plant space: 40cm
Flowering: 16-20 Weeks