Organic Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower

R30.00

10 Seeds – Organic Non GMO

The cone flower has been know to have medical benefits such as…

  • Natural antibiotic, boost immune system.
  • Anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying.
  • Treat Aids and other diseases affecting the auto-immune system.
  • Boils, septicaemia, cancer, syphilis, eczema, ear infections, infections of the respiratory and urinary tract, cold sores, blisters (Herpes simplex virus).
  • Externally it can be used as a  Decoction – treat minor wounds, burns, boils, ulcers, skin inflammations and as a gargle for throat infections.
  • Dilute echinacea vinegar as a gargle and mouthwash for sore gums.
  • Add a dash of echinacea vinegar to the rinsing water after washing the face, to treat acne, oily skin, rashes and spots.
  • Dab onto insect bites.

Other Uses

  • Organic fertilizer:
  • Combine with comfrey to prepare a good foliar feed.

Important information:

  • Seeds purchased from LIHM are non-refundable and non-returnable
  • They are open pollinated and untreated, non GMO
  • It is the clients responsibility to research whether the seeds are suitable for there local area
  • Due to our lack of control over the buyers cultivation practice and weather conditions, we cannot be held responsible if seeds do not germinate.

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Description

Description

  • Perennial
  • Hardy rhizomatous perennial, hairy, ovate-lanceolate leaves.
  • Bears orange-pink daisy-like flowers with a central spiky cone that becomes more pointed as the plant matures.
  • Full sun and drought tolerant.
  • Plant dies down in winter.
  • Can plant in a container.
  • Cover with compost in spring and soak well.

Germination Instructions

Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost.

Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite. Light is needed for germination.

Ideal temp. 20-24°C. Germination takes 5-20 days. Germination can be slow and irregular.

If germination does not occur cold stratify. Move to 4°C for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth.

Repeat process until germination occurs. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots.

Acclimatise for 10-15 days and plant out with 60cm spacing.

Growing Instructions

Prefers well-drained humus rich soil in full sun. Low maintenance. Once established avoid over watering.

No need to fertilise.

Cultivation Instructions

Apply a dry mulch in winter. Leave plants to form substantial clumps. Dislikes transplanting. Root cuttings can be taken in early spring. Will self-seed freely. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding and to extend flowering window.

 

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