Friday, August 22, 2014

Growing Echinacea Angustifolia from Seeds

These tips on growing Echinacea angustifolia from seeds should help avid gardeners to produce beautiful plants. If you recently obtained these seeds from a friend or purchased them at a home and garden store, you can look forward to beautiful flowers in a while.

You will need to put the seeds through a stratification period of up to six weeks. If they are kept in dry areas for a long period of time and are not subjected to cold conditions, they may not germinate properly. Echinacea angustifolia is one of the varieties that is also grown for its medicinal benefits.

Most varieties of Echinacea germinate well if they are tricked into going through the changes that they would experience if they had gone through winter. After they have been chilled for the required period you can sow them.

A farm store or a home and garden store will have several brands of commercial potting mix. Choose the one that best suits your needs and sow the angustifolia seeds on the surface. They may germinate in as little as 10 days but some take as long as a month. Be patient and when they sprout, cover them with a light layer of fine potting mix.

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