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Purple Coneflower

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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is an easy-to-grow favorite with lots of rosy purple flowers with non-drooping petals around a brown cone-shaped seed head.

  • Easy to establish in wide variety of sites
  • Naturalizes well
  • Food for wildlife

Height: 24-36 inches
Spread: 18-24 inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Growing & Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. Tolerates very dry soil. Plant in the border, native plant garden, naturalized area, prairie or wildflower meadow. Combine with Glade, Pale Purple and Yellow Coneflower for nice effect. Deadheading will prolong bloom time. Remove seed heads to reduce production of new plants.

Interesting Notes

Genus name, 'Echinacea' comes from the Greek word "echinos" meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone.