Echinacea angustifolia, Black Sampson, Narrow Leafed Echinacea
The flower is single with long purple, or rarely white, petals with a spiky central cone. Mid green linear leaves. Medicinal; the root is the part used. This herb has become endangered in the wild from over collection.
• Hardiness: H5 (-10 to -15C)
• Type: Herbaceous Perennial
• Height: up to 60cm
• Spread: 30cm
Available as herb seeds.
• Soil type: Fertile Light Loam
• pH: Universal pH
• Habit: Upright
• Flowering colour: Purple
• Flowering time: Summer
• Uses: Medicinal
• Attracts pollinators: Yes
• Container suitability: No
• UK native: No
• Caution: If you are allergic to the Asteraceae family, daisy, you could be allergic to this herb.
• Indoor Sowing: In spring, into prepared plug trays or pots, cover seeds with perlite. Bottom heat, 18°C, aids germination.
• Outdoor Sowing: In early summer, in a prepared sunny site where the soil is rich and well drained. Thin seedlings to 30cm.
• Propagation: Division
• Maintenance: N/A
• Harvest: N/A
Jekka's "How to Grow It" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow seeds for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing.
One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants.