Echinacea angustifolia, is also known as Narrow-leaved Coneflower and Sampson. Echinacea is well known for the immune building and antibiotic properties of the roots. Echinacea angustifolia is native to north west America and prefers deep rich loam in an open, sunny position. Frost resistant but drought tender. A perennial plant, growing to 1m x 1m.
Germination: Seed treatment is necessary for successful germination. Seed Treatment: Two treatment processes are necessary prior to sowing. Firstly, a bleach treatment and then cold moist conditioning. Bleach Treatment; 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Soak for 5 minutes. Rinse well. Cold, Moist Conditioning: Pack seeds in moist vermiculite and seal in a plastic bag, Place in refrigerator for 2 weeks Sowing: Remove seed from plastic bag and vermiculite. Sow as usual. Germination should occur in 4-5 days.