Echinacea purpurea - Echinacea
Hardy / perennial / medicinal plant, ornamental plant, butterflies / seeds need 20-30 days for germination / H. up to 80cm/ sunny position / humus rich soil / blossom colour red / flowering time 7, 8, 9
All three species of Echinacea have similar constituents and are used interchangeably. Echinacea purpurea is easy to cultivate and widely used. A bitter, slightly aromatic, alternative herb that stimulates the immune system, promotes healing, and has antiviral effects. An attractive border plant. The red flowers are very charming to butterflies. Grows in rich, well-drained soil. Excellent plant for cutting.