Echinacea (aka: Purple Cone Flower) makes a beautiful addition to any garden. From a lovely cutting flower, to a wonderful pollinator, to a beneficial medicinal herb, Echinacea should be a plant to consider adding to your garden!
Why do any of us grow what we grow?
I thought it would be fun to explain why we have made some of the plant, veggie and herb choices that end up in our garden. From “we love the taste” to “never tried it before”… the reasons vary! Let’s learn a bit about Echinacea and why we are starting to grow this lovely flower…. and medicinal!
From it’s sheer beauty, to it’s medicinal value, Echinacea is a great addition to any garden. The plant is hardy in zones 3 through 9 but in colder areas you may want to give it some protection. I have strawed my first plant within an inch of it’s life this year in hopes it makes it to year two. Why you ask?
At year three, you can thin the plant and hold back some of the roots to create a medicinal tincture. The roots MUST BE 3+ years old in order to have enough, well… umph to make your tincture worthwhile! Once our plants hit that marker I will be creating a video and post to show you how easy it is to make an immune boosting tincture
. I am NOT an herbalist or medical professional, please read my disclaimer here.
NO, I am merely someone who grew up in a household where holistic medicine wasn’t weird, it was de’rigeur (remember, I’m french you know, so I throw around these crazy words :p).
Check out my latest video to see why we are planting this beauty and more information about Echinacea that you may not know!
Have you planted any medicinal herbs or plants in your garden?