Echinacea

August 12, 2017 17:52 | Different Colors

sometimes called rudbeckia, although there is a separate plant with the same name.Echinacea belong to the family Asteraceae, come from North America.

most commonly used in the gardens of medicinal plant Echinacea purpurea.As a medicinal plant used not only flower baskets, but the entire above-ground part and roots.This high plant (1 to 1.5 meters) with durable, does not require garters stems with flowers, like large daisies with convex brown midway.At the dosage of echinacea pale-pink petals are folded down, but there are varieties with white, bent down petals, for example, grade White Swan.There are varieties that have no medicinal properties, with horizontal petals, such as bright pink Red Hat or White alba.All of these plants flower diameter up to 12-13 cm, and flowering continues for more than two months, from July to October.There

feature when grown from seed.They need to be pre-stratification.You can sow in open ground, but because of poor germination of seeds it is better to plant in March, the

house on the seedlings.Sown to a depth of 2 mm seeds covered with glass and put in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.Then place the containers with seedlings in the package, tie it and put it on the windowsill.Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.When they grow back 2-3 true leaves, they can be raspikirovat growing up and planted in the open ground on the spot under the scheme 35 × 35 cm, of course, after the end of spring frosts.If you have a greenhouse, it is best to plant echinacea there in April and May, before the frost, the seeds have been natural stratification.Appeared shoots cover frost lutrasilom.

Echinacea is excellent in vase life.

At one point echinacea grows up to six years.The easiest propagated by dividing the rhizomes in August.Excellent look echinacea in the center of the flower beds in the background mixborders or clumps, perfectly close unsightly different places in the area, such as a toilet.If necessary, they can be used to separate the garden or the economic part of the center.Recommended for green fence to get rid of annoying neighbors eye.