How to sow your free echinacea seeds – Six Months of Seeds

Find out how to grow gorgeous coneflowers from the seeds provided with your February 2021 edition of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Do not Sow in January

Do Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December


Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December


Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Echinaceas are easy-to-grow perennials that bear bright daisy blooms with striking, conical centres. They work particularly well in prairie-style planting schemes among billowing ornamental grasses.

Your February 2021 subscriber edition of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine comes with a free pack of Echinacea ‘Large Flowered’, a pink variety that produces gorgeous flowers from early summer right through to autumn. Sow your seeds from February onwards and in summer your garden will be a magnet for pollinating bees, butterflies and moths. Then, later in the season, birds will feast on the abundant supply of seeds.

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