Echinacea simulata Glade Coneflower Seeds & plants
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Echinacea simulata, Glade Coneflower potted plants are available, $5.00 each plus UPS shipping
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Echinacea simulata, Glade Coneflower or Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower is possibly the prettiest of the Echinacea with it's very showy single flower heads on long stalks with yellow pollen and long drooping 3 1/2 inch dark pink petals around a dark brown, dome shaped central disk. Glade Coneflower is equally at home on dry Ozark glades or in good garden soil. Plant Echinacea simulata in butterfly or rock gardens with Coreopsis, Prairie dropseed, Yellow Coneflower, Narrow-leaf Gayfeather and Aromatic Aster. Native Glade Coneflowers grow wild along with with Missouri Primrose and showy Beardtongue on dolomite glades and rocky slopes with dolomite rock outcrops in the Ozarks.
Many wild Echinacea plants are being harvested for the medicinal drug market. They are dug illegally along roadsides and in prairies by unscrupulous root diggers and sold for pharmaceutical preparations.
Echinacea simulata Glade Coneflower is very similar to Echinacea pallida (pale purple coneflower). E. pallida has white pollen and lighter colored petals and grows over a wider natural range. Echinacea simulata seed germination will be improved with 8 weeks cool, moist stratification or when planted outside in fall/winter. Asteraceae (Aster Family)
map below shows areas where native Echinacea simulata Glade Coneflower plants grow wild but it can be planted and
grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US. USDA plant hardiness zones 3
simulata, Glade Coneflower
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Willow Springs, Mo. 65793
Echinacea simulata Glade
Coneflower plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Echinacea simulata Glade Coneflower, as a member of the Echinacea family, is well known for its medicinal use in boosting the immune system.
Glade Coneflower with it's tall slender stems topped with large daisy-like flowers with drooping purple-pink petals makes it an excellent flower for the cutting garden. Wild
wavyleaf glade Coneflower nectar is enjoyed by butterflies and its seeds are a favorite food source for small birds such as goldfinches and chickadees. Wild Echinacea pallida plants are useful drought-resistant native perennial wildflowers that thrive in full hot sun and average to humus-rich soil. Plant in a rock garden, butterfly garden, or naturalize in a prairie meadow.
Echinacea simulata seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 6 to 8 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall or early winter.
Pale Purple Coneflower is a multipurpose wild flower occurring naturally on dry glades, prairies, savannas, and roadsides from Illinois and Michigan, to Minnesota, and Nebraska, south to Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Wavyleaf Glade coneflower can be used for roadside plantings, prairie restoration, wildlife food and cover, prairie landscaping and native gardens.
Echinacea simulata wavyleaf glade coneflower is a native perennial forb growing to a height of 3 feet with coarse bristly hairs on the stout stems and leaves. The leaves are rough-surfaced, up to 10 inches long and 1 ½ inches wide, and tapering at either end, with several parallel veins running along their lengths. The basal leaves are on long stalks, while the stem leaves are few, and usually lack long stalks. There is a single showy flower head at the top of each stem, with many drooping, pale purple petal-like ray flowers, each up to 3 ½ inches long, surrounding a broad, purplish brown, cone-shaped central disk. Pale purple coneflower flowers in late spring to midsummer.
Adaptation and Distribution
Pale purple coneflower is widely distributed in dry and mesic prairies and open savannas from southeastern Nebraska and north central Iowa south and east to southwestern Arkansas and northwestern Indiana.
Prepare a clean weed free seedbed by disking and harrowing or using chemical weed control. Firm the seedbed by cultipacking. Seedbed should be firm enough to allow seed to be planted 1/8 inch deep. The seed of pale purple coneflower should be dormant seeded for best results, because the seed needs cold moist stratification for two months (60 days) in cold, moist environment (35 - 40 degrees Fahrenheit). This is the usual time required to break dormancy; however, a few require only one month or up to three months.
Pale purple coneflower has 80,000 – 85,000 seeds per pound. Seeding rates for seed production should be about 3 - 5 pounds of pure live seed (PLS) per acre in 36-inch rows
(20 - 30 seeds per row foot). For a solid stand, the seeding rate would be 15 - 20 pounds PLS per acre (30 – 40 seeds per square foot).
For a prairie planting, pale purple coneflower would be a small component of a mixture ranging from 0.1 – 1.0 PLS pound per acre (0.2 – 2 PLS per square foot).
Use no fertilizer the establishment year unless soil test indicates a low deficiency of less than 15 PPM of phosphorus and or less than 90 PPM of potassium. Use no nitrogen during the establishment year as this can encourage weed competition.
Reduce weed competition by mowing over the height of the pale purple coneflower plants or cultivating between the rows. For grassy weed control usage of a post emergence grass herbicide can provide control and will encourage a good stand. Remove dead plant material in the spring for faster green-up by shredding. Burning of dead plant refuge can weaken the plants unless done before it has broken dormancy.