Echinacea plants are available in most nurseries and garden centers, but they tend to be overpriced. Luckily, they are easy to grow from seeds. Plant echinacea seeds in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked, and when you still expect another frost or two. Sow the seeds 1/4" deep and 2" apart.
How far apart do I plant coneflowers?
How to Plant Coneflowers. Plant coneflowers about 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the mature size of the variety. If planting from a pot, dig a hole about twice the pot's diameter. Set the plant so that the root ball is level with the soil surface.
What flowers go with coneflowers?
A Prairie Planting Idea with Helenium, Rudbeckia and Grasses
Planted in masses and drifts of color, rudbeckia, crocosmia, helenium, echinacea, eryngium create drama and impact. Blooming in succession over a long season, they are interplanted with stipa and calamagrostis for a naturalistic meadow effect.
What plants grow well together?
Companion Planting Chart
|Type of Vegetable||Friends|
|Cabbage||Beets, celery, chard, lettuce, spinach, onions|
|Carrots||Beans, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, tomatoes|
|Corn||Climbing beans, cucumber, marjoram, peas, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers, zucchini|
|Onions||Cabbage, carrots, chard, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes|
When should you plant coneflowers?
The best time to plant coneflowers is in the spring, when all danger of frost has passed. You can also plant in early fall. Just be sure your new plants have at least 6 weeks to establish roots before the first expected frost or they might not come back in the spring.
Can Echinacea be grown in pots?
Echinaceas can be grown in pots and containers, too – take a look at this colourful late-summer pot for inspiration.
What herbs should not be planted next to each other?
Watch out for these pairings to avoid.
What are garden companion plants?
Companion planting is simply when two plants are grown close together for the benefit of one or both of those plants. So the benefit could go one way or be mutual. That could be as simple as growing nectar-rich flowers among crops to attract pollinators or two vegetables grown side by side to confuse or repel pests.