Winter sowing echinacea seeds has proved to be a great way to ensure success in my yard. While I’ve never attempted to grow echinacea from seed using methods other than winter sowing, I can confidently say that it works!
It makes sense that winter sowing echinacea would be a great way to get a head start on the season. Echinacea flowers are perennial, therefore, it’s possible that they need a little extra help to germinate. Sometimes this means cold stratification or exposure to consistent moisture. While I’m honestly not certain about the requirements for this flower, the process of winter sowing fulfilled them.
I planted these seeds into winter sowing containers at the end of January. By the time of this post going live, the seeds have already started to germinate. In fact, most of them are up – a great germination rate! Since I’ve never grown echinacea from seed before, I’m really excited to see how the growth will progress. Hopefully, by the time spring arrives, we’ll have some really nice seedlings that can be transplanted into my flower bed.
Have you ever grown echinacea flowers from seed? What method did you use? I would love to hear all about the process in the comments below! I’m really looking forward to another really colorful growing season!