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Today for you to introduce a beautiful flower - echinacea, are you curious about what it looks like? Listen to me.
Echinacea, is an attractive and beautiful flower that can bring butterflies and songbirds to the garden! These perennials are bright and colorful, chrysanthemum-shaped, with raised centers, and are seeds in the heads of dried flowers that can attract birds and butterflies. Echinacea attracts both butterflies and deer, and is a beautiful plant, and the use of echinacea's infusions will help relieve sunburn. They tend to bloom in the middle of summer, are relatively drought tolerant and can absorb heat! Echinacea can also make great cut flowers!
So do you know how to grow echinacea? Find out for you now.
Use a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to 12 to 15 inches deep and mix in 2 to 4 inches of compost. Depending on the species, seeds are planted in humus-rich, well-drained soils that are 1 to 3 feet apart in plenty of sunlight. Echinacea can tolerate some shadows. Most echinacea grown in gardens prefer neutral soil pH of about 6.5 to 7.0. If you move potted plants from the inside, dig a hole about twice the diameter of the pot and carefully place the plants in the soil. Bury the plants on top of the root bulbs, but make sure the root bulbs are flush with the soil surface. Water thoroughly.
If you want to preserve the seeds, wait until the cone is completely dry. The seeds are darker in color and stiff to the touch. The seeds are attached to the sharp spines. You don't need to separate them before storing or planting them. Different varieties of this echinacea can be cross-pollinated. If you plant multiple varieties and collect seeds yourself, you might end up with some interesting hybridization.
The easiest way to plant seeds is to sow them outdoors in the fall, either on the ground or in pots sown in winter. If you are going to start seeds indoors, simulate the refrigeration period by soaking the seeds in water and then placing the slightly damp seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 8-10 weeks. Then take them out and grow them as usual. They should germinate within 10-14 days.
You can plant the whole fruit if you wish. If you don't want to start your own seeds, there are plenty of varieties that can be purchased as plants. Plants can also be segmented or grown from stem cutting. Echinacea can be planted in spring or autumn. It is recommended that you plant new varieties in the spring to have time to build. Be sure to maintain good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.
In the spring, place a thin layer of compost around the plants and then lay a 2-inch overlay to help keep the plants moist and protect against weeds. If less than an inch of rain per week, water the plants regularly during the summer months. If your plants are fluffy, cut them into pieces after flowering. Remember to cut off dead or faded flowers to prolong the blooming season and prevent excessive self-sowing. To attract birds, keep the plant's late-season flowers ripe. Plants are divided into clumps every 3 to 4 years in spring or autumn, although Echinacea does not like excessive disturbance. For the most flowers and the strongest plants, grow purple echinacea in a place where you can get at least 5 hours of full sunshine per day, and they will tolerate partial shade. Echinacea begins to flower from early summer to mid-summer and blooms repeatedly through frost. They may rest after the initial flowering period.
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