Echinacea seed head germination

Maura Clarke asked 12 years ago

I went out today to cut back my Echinacea purpurea and I couldn’t believe what I saw…. the seeds in the seed head have germinated! I very carefully planted them into potting compost will they survive? Have you ever came across this before ? I have attached 2 photographs though they aren’t great.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Seeds sprouting in the seed head can happen when there is a lot of wet weather and the seeds are not shed in time. They will be fine and will grow away normally.