Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial Height: 60cm - 1m Position: Full sun Soil preference: Well drained
This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA
You will receive - 1 Echinacea Purpurea Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions
All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers
Botanical Name:Echinacea purpurea
Also called purple coneflower because of the attractive flower heads with purple/pink petals and cone shaped centres. Echinacea is native to North America. It is a herbaceous perennial dying down in winter and shooting back from the roots in spring. Flowers in spring and summer.
E. purpurea usually branched growing up to about 140cm in height, the roots are a mass of rootlets and the leaves are wider and flower heads bigger than E. angustifolia. For medicinal use the leaf and flower should be collected when in full bloom, before the flowers begin to fade. Dig the 2-3 year old roots in Autumn when the aerial parts have died back.
Echinacea boosts the immune system increasing the body’s chances of fighting off almost any disease. It can be used as a preventative at the onset of colds and flu, or to reduce the symptoms and duration of a cold or flu, tonsillitis, bronchitis, hay fever, sinusitis and whooping cough. Combine Echinacea with Golden seal for bringing relief from food poisoning. Echinacea is effective when used internally as well as externally for infections and allergic reactions affecting skin such as boils, impetigo, herpes, eczema, skin ulcers, thrush, athlete’s foot and infected wounds.
Echinacea is a striking addition to the garden and is often grown as an ornamental perfect in a perennial border. The cut flowers keep well in a vase.
Echinacea likes well drained soil and is fairly drought tolerant. Grow in sun for best flowering
All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.
17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.
Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.
Regular Post - $10.95 Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)
We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):
Monday and Tuesday (for all zones) Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.