First year flowering from indoor sowing with superior year after year garden performance! Pow Wow is a compact upright plant growing to 60 cm (24″) in height with an excellent basil branching habit. The result – loads of flowers! The flowers themselves are brilliant rose in colour and up to 10 cm (4″) across. This coneflower is drought tolerant, suitable for containers, makes a great cut flower and is very pollinator friendly! Hardy to Zone 3. Packet contains 10-12 seed.
How to Grow
An outstanding perennial that is very easy to grow. Loves full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Attracts beneficial insects such as pollinators and butterflies. Seeds are an important late summer and early fall food source for Gold Finches. There is a rich folklore associated with Echinacea, attributing extracts of its roots with the ability to heal the common cold. This robust perennial will turn heads wherever planted and withstand more heat and drought than most. Sow outdoors September through October or start indoors Feb to Mar 1st for bloom the first season. Indoors use a soil-less growing medium and keep the container at 20-25 C (70-80 F) for the 10-15 day germination period. After germination grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature. When planting out after hardening off the seedlings, select a site in full sun with good air circulation.