Echinacea Purpurea – Margot
Organic non GMO seeds for microgreens and flowers
17,15 € – 220,00 €
Echinacea purpurea is a perennial plant, famous for its rustic, bright fuchsia-coloured flowers. You can choose whether to grow it to enjoy its microgreens, with their small, slightly bitter leaves, or to colour your garden and dishes with its beautiful flowers.
Organic Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea, botanical name Rudbekia purpurea, is often defined as ‘rustic’ because it tends to grow well in a variety of soil and temperature conditions, resisting frost and tolerating drought. Its flower, which looks similar to a daisy, is widely used in herbal medicine for its active ingredients and its antioxidant and antiviral properties.
How can I grow it?
Producing organic Echinacea purpurea microgreens is quick and easy, even at home.
Start by planting the seeds in your preferred substrate and, watering them sparingly and often, leave them in the dark until they have fully germinated, usually in about 12/15 days.
After that, you can move them into the light and wait for the microgreens to develop fully: you will know they are ready when the leaves are green and open, but the stem will remain rather short.
A month after sowing, you can decide whether to harvest and enjoy your microgreens, or to plant them (in a pot or directly in the ground) for the flowers to bloom. Remember that the Echinacea plant grows well in all conditions but prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
How can I eat it?
Organic Echinacea microgreens have a fresh and delicate flavour with a slightly bitter aftertaste. For this reason, we recommend eating them raw as an addition to sandwiches or salads, or as an edible and colourful garnish for your favourite dishes.
Organic Echinacea seeds may contain traces of soy, mustard, wheat, gluten and grasses.
Store seeds in a cool, ventilated place, with temperature between 8° and 20° C, away from weather, changes in humidity and sunlight.
Echinacea purpurea for microgreens and edible flowers – Non-GMO organic seed
Botanical name: Rudbekia purpurea
Number of seeds per gram: 480
Weight of one thousand seeds: 2,08 gr
Packaging available online: 50gr | 100gr | 250gr | 500gr | 1,00kg
Seed colour: brown
Microgreens colour: green
Flavour: fresh, slightly bitter
Minimum guaranteed germination rate: 80%
Difficulty of growth: medium – easy
Soaking not necessary
Keep in the dark for 15/20 days
Germinates in 15/20 days
Microgreens in 25+ days
Edible flowers in 80+ days