Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Echinacea angustifolia is hardy to most temperate zones.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot

Echinacea will be most productive in a warm sunny spot, but will tolerate light shade as well as a wide range of weather conditions once it is established.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 95°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

There is really no advantage to planting Echinacea in colder soil, so wait until the soil reaches at least 50 ˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)

Echinacea prefers full sun, but will tolerate light shade.

Water
Low

Once established, Echinacea only needs to be watered during drought or high heat periods. However, it doesn't hurt to give the plants some water every couple weeks, especially if the soil is dry.

Feeder
Moderate

Prefers rich soil.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Plant individual plants in 2 to 3 gallon pots, or multiple plants in a narrow planter that is at least 1 1/2' wide. Add gravel to the bottom of the container to encourage draining. Place pots in full sun. Every spring, fertilize your plants and prune back dead flowers and leaves.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
-
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
8.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
18.0-24.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-10
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile
-