Echinacea purpurea
(purple coneflower)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

wide range of cultivars and hybrids with variable heights and bloom colors; orange and yellow hybrids have limited life span and hardiness

Height: 24 – 48 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: KS, IA


Comments & Cautions:
late season foliage may look rough but can be removed; reseeds and spreads readily; cones provide winter bird food


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

basal mound of foliage; flowers on erect individual stalks

Foliage

rough-surfaced bright to dark green leaves; variable size

Flowers

purple-pink rays held flat around large brown-orange disk

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