Coneflower, Echinacea, Rudbeckia
|This popular, summer-blooming North American native has large, daisy-like flowers with raised, cone-shaped centers which rise in stiff masses on stout, 3- to 5-foot, hairy stems. The short-lived, but long-blooming flowers attract butterflies, make excellent cut flowers and range in color from purple, to rose, to pink, to white. The dried, chopped underground roots are used in herbal remedies to stimulate the immune system. Start by seed or division. In eastern states, watch for Japanese Beetles.
Its white flowers have rays of long drooping petals.
Attributes - Echinacea pallida
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Purple, White
Height: 2 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers.
Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea purpurea 'Alba', Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star', Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'