‘Echinacea purpurea’

Echinacea / Echinacea / Εχινάκια


Common Name: Echinacea / Echinacea / Εχινάκια

Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea


Plant’s cycle: Perennial

Light Requirement: cannot grow in the shade.

Soil type: all soils.

Sowing in nursery:   -

Direct Planting: Spring

Germination: 10 - 21 days at 25°c, putting in refrigerator one month prior to sowing enhance its germination.


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by insects.


Edible Parts: Leaves, Petals

Adaptogen;  Alterative;  Antiseptic;  Aphrodisiac;  Depurative;  Digestive;  Sialagogue.


Echinacea is considered to be the most effective detoxicant in Western herbal medicine for the circulatory, lymphatic and respiratory systems.

Known Hazards: Possible suppression of immunity with habitual use.