Echinacea angustifolia, Saskatchewan Ecotype, packet of 50 seeds, organic

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Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Hardy to zones 3 to 9

(Narrow-leaved coneflower, Black Sampson, Coneflower) Herbaceous perennial, this ecotype native to Saskatchewan in Canada.  Angustifolia is the most northerly ranging of all 9 indigenous American species.  Traditional usage (TWM):  immune enhancement.  Plant prefers full sun and mesic, alkaline soils.  Amend garden soil with limestone.  Sow in fall or early spring, directly in prepared garden bed or in flats or pots and let the rain, snow and cold awaken the seeds.  Alternatively, give 30 to 90 days cold, moist refrigeration and sow warm.  Thin or transplant to 6 inches to 1 foot apart.

50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Richo Cech

    For more information on growing this herb, see our book “Growing at-risk medicinal herbs, cutivation, conservation and ecology,” which has a whole chapter on Echinacea.  One of the photos is of fresh Echinacea angustifolia roots as they looked harvesting them from our farm after 3 years of growth.  They turned out very nicely and were in high demand from medicine makers, who often prefer angustifolia over other species.  We grew these by preparing a fine seed bed in the early spring and direct-seeding the seeds, allowing the plants to grow close together, as one would carrots, perhaps, and found that we had a very good yield that way, about 5 lbs fresh per 20 row feet. 

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