Echinacea laevigata, packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 8
(Smooth Purple Coneflower) Herbaceous perennial native to the Southern Appalachias. The plant is somewhat similar to E. purpurea in that it has a spreading root system, but the leaves remain low on the rosette, are very smooth and elongated, and the flowers are somewhat smaller and very late maturing. E. laevigata is a federally listed endangered plant, with the total wild population probably less than 10,000 individuals. We are cultivating this plant for seed production, and our seedstock does not come from the wild. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and rich soils. Sow seeds in the fall or early spring for germination in the spring.
20 seeds/pkt, certified organically grown