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Echinacea: Echinacea angustifolia 'Narrow-Leaf Coneflower'

Botanical name: Echinacea angustifolia 'Narrow-Leaf Coneflower'

Common name: echinacea

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Echinacea: Echinacea angustifolia 'Narrow-Leaf Coneflower'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 9b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting, edible

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description for "Echinacea: Echinacea angustifolia 'Narrow-Leaf Coneflower'"

Echinacea angustifolia 'Narrow-Leaf Coneflower' was valued for centuries by the Plains and eastern US native peoples for its medicinal qualities. Narrow-Leaf coneflower is considered to be the most potent. Medicinal qualities are in the mature seeds as well as 2 year old roots. The plants have one long, central taproot and gentle pale-purple 2-3 inch flowers whose petals open in a spiraling motion. Stratify seeds before sowing: mix with clean, moist sand and place them in a plastic bag, keeping them at 42� for 90 days. Cut flower stalks to the ground in the autumn. Zones 4-9. Planting depth: 1/2 inch. Days to germination: 10-14 days.

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