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Echinacea Purple Coneflower SEEDS – Echinacea purpurea – Heirloom

Non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated, no chemically treated, heirloom seeds. Echinacea is a hardy perennial flowering plant that grows to 90 cm tall and produces long-lasting pink flowers in the summer. It is highly regarded as a medicinal plant with many health benefits. The flowers and leaves can be used as herbal tea or to make tinctures, and infused or essential oils. It is also the source of a well-known medicinal extract which is used to strengthen the immune system. Read more interesting facts in the description below. The purple flowers will attract all sorts of beneficial insects into your garden. It can be grown in a pot, too.

The price is for about 50 seeds.

More info below.

Echinacea Purple Coneflower SEEDS – Echinacea purpurea – Heirloom

Non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated, no chemically treated, heirloom seeds. Echinacea is a hardy perennial flowering plant that grows to 90 cm tall and produces long-lasting pink flowers in the summer. It is highly regarded as a medicinal plant with many health benefits. The flowers and leaves can be used as herbal tea or to make tinctures, and infused or essential oils. It is also the source of a well-known medicinal extract which is used to strengthen the immune system. Read more interesting facts in the description below. The purple flowers will attract all sorts of beneficial insects into your garden. It is drought tolerant, it prefers well-drained soil and full sun position but will tolerate very light shading, too. It can be grown in a pot. Seeds need cold weather for germination so sowing between autumn and spring is best.

Some interesting facts: “Echinacea purpurea (Asteraceae) is a perennial medicinal herb with important immunostimulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, especially the alleviation of cold symptoms. The plant also attracted scientists’ attention to assess other aspects of its beneficial effects. For instance, antianxiety, antidepression, cytotoxicity, and antimutagenicity as induced by the plant have been revealed in various studies. The findings of the clinical trials are controversial in terms of side effects. While some studies revealed the beneficial effects of the plant on the patients and no severe adverse effects, some others have reported serious side effects including abdominal pain, angioedema, dyspnea, nausea, pruritus, rash, erythema, and urticaria. Other biological activities of the plant such as antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and larvicidal activities have been reported in previous experimental studies. (Manayi et.al., 2015)”

The price is for about 50 seeds.

Planting and growing tips: Plant from autumn until spring. Echinacea is an easy to grow plant. The better the soil, the quicker and better it will grow. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in raised garden beds.

Additional notes:

  • plants spacing of ~50cm, sowing depth ~0.6cm, germination soil temperature 15-20 °
  • germination ~10-14 days, maturity ~100-120 days
  • The price is for about 50+ seeds, non-GMO,non-hybrid, naturally grown open-pollinated heirloom seeds. Not sending to WA and Tasmania.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods or plants. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

 

 

References:

Manayi A, Vazirian M, Saeidnia S. Echinacea purpurea: Pharmacology, phytochemistry and analysis methods. Pharmacogn Rev. 2015 Jan-Jun;9(17):63-72. doi: 10.4103/0973-7847.156353. PMID: 26009695; PMCID: PMC4441164. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4441164/

 

Weight 0.1 kg
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