Welcome to the complete guide to growing Echinacea in Perth. In this post, we will look at all the steps needed to grow Echinacea in your garden.
Growing herbs at home is so very easy, and is also super satisfying to do. Before we have even harvested these herbs for all their health benefits, we get the therapeutic effects of being involved in their growth.
Best time to grow Echinacea in Perth
The best time to grow this yummy herb in Perth, is between Aug-Apr.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Echinacea grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Echinacea thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun to part shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Echinacea
If you are growing Echinacea in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Echinacea needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Echinacea?
You can harvest Echinacea at its prime, which is around a few months.
What to propagate
You can plant Echinacea from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Echinacea
Echinacea is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Egyptian schools of herbalists have existed since 3000 BC.
Fact 2: You can distinguish between spices and herbs by what section of the plant they come from. Herbs come from the green leafy parts of plants.
These make growing Echinacea in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Echinacea in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Echinacea in your garden.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I hope you found my guide useful, enjoy growing your own!