HomeGrower ResourcesProduction Information Production Information Tips for Growing Better Echinacea Handling Dormant Plugs in Spring Shipping Late Dormancy Plants Tips for Growing Better Echinacea Growers know Echinacea can be a tricky crop to produce successfully. We’ve compiled a few tips to finishing them full and strong here. Handling Dormant Plugs in Spring Ready to get growing? Start by following our tips for handling the dormant plugs you receive in early spring in this article. Shipping Late Dormancy Plants Some perennials naturally break dormancy late every spring no matter what the weather. Find the list and our shipping practices for these types of perennials here.