Echinacea sanguinea, packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Hardy to Zones 6 to 12
(Sanguin purple coneflower) Herbaceous perennial. The most southerly ranging of all Echinacea species, E. sanguinea grows in acidic, sandy soils in the open fields and pine woods of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. This species is similar to E. pallida although somewhat smaller, with long, thin ray flowers that occur on slender, swaying stems. The disk corolla of E. sanguinea is characteristically blood red in color, as are the seeds. Plant does fine in standard garden conditions, and prefers a sunny exposure with moist soil. Sow in spring—stratification not necessary. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart. Flowers to 2 feet tall.
20 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown
Can I used this type of echinacea for a tea to drink . Is it safe for children?
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Richo Cech –
Hi Ericka, this is a specialty rare species. Although echinacea is generally recognized as safe, it is probably best to stick to the most tested species (e.g. angustifolia, purpurea) for tea use. r