Long lived perennial that produces large beautiful flowers for an extended growing season. Plants are drought-resistant but can tolerate moist soil. Mass planting provides spectacular beauty year after year. Echinacea tea or tincture is a popular herbal remedy.
Start indoors and transplant out after danger of frost is passed. Can tolerate variable soil. Rich soil supplemented with organic matter and fertilizer will result in larger blooms. Collect flowers immediately after they appear to use for tea or tincture. Pinch back spent flowers to encourage more blooms.