Are you planning to grow echinacea purpurea in your garden this year? Learn the best time to plant purple coneflowers with these simple tips.
Purple coneflowers, also known as echinacea purpurea, are herbaceous flowering native plants from eastern and central North America. It is a popular garden plant, known for its attractive, bright purple flowers and medicinal properties.
The best time to plant purple coneflowers is in the spring or fall, depending on your climate and growing conditions.
To save money on plants and help establish them more easily, I purchase smaller baby plants in spring from the nursery as opposed to full-grown plants. They cost less and are easier to establish as younger plants.
Another money-saving tip is to purchase plants in late fall when nurseries are selling their stock off at a major discount. So you’ll get more bang for your dollar that way.
It’s also easier for plants to establish in late fall through winter because they won’t experience the drought stress from summer heat.
As long as the ground can be worked, you can plant.
Follow along to learn more about how to grow purple coneflowers.