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Paradiso Dwarf Blend Echinacea Seeds

Paradiso Dwarf Blend Echinacea Seeds

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This first-year flowering, dwarf echinacea comes in vibrant colors that will light up the garden. The blooms are loved by pollinators, and the seed cones create interest in the winter garden and attract birds. A great fresh or dried cutting flower. Practically care free, echinacea adapts to heat, drought, humidity, and poor soil. This short blend is a nice addition to patio containers. Perennial in USDA zones 3–8.

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Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Native: United States

Hardiness: Hardy perennial in USDA zones 3–8

Exposure: Full sun to part shade. In very hot summer climates, provide some afternoon shade. In light shade, echinacea produces slightly deeper colored flowers.

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 18"–22" tall, 16"–24" wide

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant, Dwarf Variety

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or in fall for spring germination. Ideal soil temperature for germination is near 65°F. Cool soil temperatures may delay germination.

When to Start Inside: 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date (may bloom first year if started indoors).

Days to Emerge: 10 – 20 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"