How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Echinacea/Coneflower
We ship Echinacea, also known as Coneflower, in 2.06 quart/1.95 liter containers from March through November, weather permitting.
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Ideal Conditions and Planting Hints
Echinacea thrive in sunny locations, although light shade is tolerated. Good air movement reduces the possibility of foliar diseases. Good drainage is essential. Light, loamy soils with even moisture levels are ideal. Established plants are drought tolerant. Best results are achieved from well-rooted, pot-grown plants planted in spring or early fall. Allow time for the plants to become well established before the ground freezes, plant earlier in the season in more northerly ranges.
Removal of spent flowers stimulates reblooming, greatly extending the flowering period. Toward the end of the Echinacea bloom period a few flowers can be left to mature into seedheads, adding interest into fall and winter. Additional fertilization is not required. Do not mulch the crown of the plant, if you do mulch keep it out a few inches from the leafy base and stems, apply it lightly around the root zone area.
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