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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea
Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower

This long-lived perennial is native to the central and southeastern United States. It flowers from spring through summer. The large daisy-like flowers have lavender petals that curve downward, accentuating the rusty cone-like center. Purple coneflower attracts butterflies, and makes a good cut flower. After flowering, the showy seed heads provide food for birds. Plant in full sun and garden soils, and provide moderate to ample summer irrigation. It can reseed readily if conditions are ideal.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 3 (-40° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Mid Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 5' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 24" (in)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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