Echinacea in Northern Alberta
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: D. Karbonik
Posted on: April 6, 1998

I would like to order the Echinacea #P2280 plug tray. However, I am not sure whether this will weather in our area as I know of individuals who can grow it just north of Edson (Alberta) however, someone who is about 10 kms. east of Edson cannot winter it and as such does not come back. We live 35 kms east of Edson and as such I would like to try a tray of 120 this year and if they do in fact over winter I will order two more trays next year. Will you accomodate me by filling my order for one tray at this time.

Echinacea is only hardy to Zone 3. According to our maps, only the southern part of Alberta is Zone 3. There will of course be warmer microclimates in any growing area but unless you live in Zone 3 I would not recommend the purchase.

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