Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea Green Twister
Common Name: Green Twister Coneflower
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 20
Echinacea purpurea Green Twister, Green Twister Coneflower: A new release coneflower, erect sturdy stems hold single, horizontal petalled blooms. Each flower is an unusual lemon green at the petals outer edge and gradually shades to carmine pink. Prominent iridescent carmine black cone in the center. This lovely cut flower is long lasting in both the garden and vase. Enjoys full sun and average to humus rich soil. Can tolerate dry periods. Frost hardy. 100cm H x 60cm W.
Sow Echinacea 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.