Echinacea Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Asteraceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
When to Start Indoors:
None
Sprouting Time:
10-21 days
Soil Temperature (C):
21-27°C
Depth:
1/4 inch
Spacing (cm):
30 cm
Row Spacing (cm):
12-24 in
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
Perennial
When To Harvest:
June, July, August, September
How to Harvest:
Cut whole stems for drying

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves, Flowers
Potential Health Benefits:
Immune System, Pain Relief

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Corn
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Whiteflies, Spider Mites
Common Disease:
Downy Mildew, Root Rot
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in sunny location, harvest flowers when they are fully open

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