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Germination of

Echinace purpurea

Purple Coneflower - Echinacea, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Hedgehog Coneflower

Echinace purpurea

Echinacea purpurea: Echinacea purpurea, commonly known as purple coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. The seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix and kept moist. They require light to germinate, so do not cover the seeds with soil. The ideal temperature range for germination is 18-24�C (64-75�F). Germination can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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