A drought resistant perennial with large purple flowers in late summer & autumn which attract bees. Medicinally, it is one of the best detoxicants known in western herbal medicine for the circulatory, lymphatic and respiratory systems and its uses are documented back to the 1600s. The plant increases bodily resistance to infection and acts as a blood purifier. It was used by the Native American Indians to treat all types of insect and snake bites and stings, wounds and burns as well as for toothaches, throat infections, coughs and stomach cramps. Roots of established plants can be dug up in autumn, washed and chopped, and made into a tincture.
Echinacea thrives in full to partial sun. In their native habitat plants can be found along the edges of woodlands, so they will thrive in spots with morning shade and afternoon sun or vice versa. They will tolerate poor stoney soil but not badly drained soil. Height to 130cm when in flower.
9cm pot. Certified organic plant.
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