Echinacea purpurea

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Echinacea purpurea, commonly called purple coneflower, is a coarse, rough-hairy, herbaceous perennial. Showy daisy-like purple coneflowers bloom throughout summer atop stiff stems clad with coarse, ovate to broad-lanceolate, dark green leaves. Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.

 

Care:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. An adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance. Freely self-seeds if at least some of the seed heads are left in place.

 

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: June to August

Bloom Description: Purplish pink

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Showy, Good Cut

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil

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