Echinacea Plants for Sale Online
Echinacea plants are available in a wide range of sizes and colors. Garden Goods Direct has all of the new coneflowers you’re looking for, including dwarf types like Kim's Knee High or those with unusual flower colors and shapes. Echinacea plants are also known as Purple Coneflowers, but due to improvements in breeding techniques, there are now Pink Echinacea, Red Echinacea, White Echinacea, Orange echinacea, and all colors in between! Echinacea plants bloom from mid-summer through the fall and thrive in any full sun area.
Echinaceas are a great way for new gardeners to create a butterfly garden. The adult butterflies love sipping nectar from the colorful flowers.
Combine coneflowers with salvias, black-eyed Susans, or Nepetas to entice hummingbirds and butterflies to visit your garden. Echinaceas also combine well with ornamental grasses in the natural garden.
Echinaceas can be used as cut flowers.
Echinaceas a perfect choice as a cut flower as well. The flowers can be used fresh or dried as they produce large, long-lasting flowers on sturdy stems. They are produced over a long period, which means you don't have to worry about running out.
The flowers remain fresh once cut, as long as the stem's cut ends remain in the water. Coneflowers are available in such a wide array of colors that there should be no trouble finding varieties that match your color palette.
Planting coneflowers in the Garden.
Light: Echinacea plants thrive in full to partial sun. The plants need at least four hours of sunlight per day. The plants grow naturally along the edges of woodlands, so they thrive in spots with morning shade and afternoon sun or vice versa but can thrive in full sun as well.
Soil Conditions: Echinacea plants will tolerate even the poorest rocky soil but will not grow in wet, poorly drained soil.
Spacing in the Garden: Coneflowers are clumping plants. One plant will get larger as it ages, but it will not spread and overtake the garden. The plant's ultimate size depends on the cultivar, so check the mature size listed on each plant description to help you decide on spacing or if the plant is the best choice for your garden.
If the plant is estimated to grow to 18 inches wide, leave 18 inches between plants from the plant's center. Because Echinaceas establish deep taproots, plant them where you want them to stay.
Watering: Echinacea is a low-water-use plant. You’ll need to water young plants to help them establish new roots. Once established, Echinacea should not need to be watered at all unless you’ve gone many weeks without rain. They are drought-tolerant and thrive in dry conditions.
Woodies Tip: You can control the size and delay the blooming of the Echinaceas by cutting the plants back in June to 24 inches tall. If you cut-back some of your plants, but not all of them, you’ll have a nice, long, staggered season of color.
For an easy-to-grow perennial that will add color to your garden, choose Echinacea plants for sale from Garden Goods Direct! We inspect each specimen to ensure the highest quality standards, so you get the best quality possible with your online purchase.