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Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Multi-branched stems on plants up to five feet in height sport sturdy flower heads. The daisy-like flowers have purple petals surrounding a brown, cone-shaped seedhead. This is an excellent ornamental addition to the garden and also makes a good cut flower. Like other coneflowers, the seed is favored by birds.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Purple


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
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Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa), Gray-head Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly
Songbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Dried Flower
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Butterfly Nectar