Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’ Coneflower – This cultivar is the result of over twenty years of careful breeding. The flower’s prominent cone is topped with a cluster of bright pink petals & like all coneflowers, it is a reliable perennial that tolerates sun, heat and drought. Grows to 80cm in the sun or light shade in good soil.
Sow Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’ Coneflower seed in late winter to spring or late summer to autumn. Seed prefers a cold spell to germinate well. Sow seed on surface of good quality seed raising mix and press in lightly, do not cover seed as seed needs light to germinate, you may use a very light sprinkling of vermiculite. Keep moist but not wet at all times. Keep at 20-24 degrees C . Germination may start after 5 days and may take up to 20 days. Prick out seedlings once large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots to grow on before planting out in spring in well drained soil. Echinacea will flower in 11 to 15 weeks from sowing so Flowers are possible in the first year.