Celebrating Echinaceas!: Growing echinacea from seed.

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Celebrating Echinaceas!

By dave
August 15, 2015

We open the Echinaceas Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Aug 14, 2015 8:03 PM CST
I would love to see a discussion on the correct way to grow these wonderful plants from seed. I have let the older varieties seed themselves, but have not attempted to propagate the newer varieties. It is my understanding that they cannot be divided as many other perennials can be.
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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Aug 15, 2015 6:47 AM CST
I purchased mine from Park Seed and started indoors in winter. I used a seed starting mix soil, bottom watered with 3 tbls hydrogen peroxide to 1 gal of water mixture (to prevent damping off). Transplanted outside after frost date. BUT I have just let them seed themselves after that. I hope someone chimes in here about seed collection and storage.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Aug 15, 2015 9:20 PM CST
You can divide but I would only do it in the Spring. I n the Fall they would not have enough time to grow a proper tap root.

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