Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower, Purple Echinacea, Rudbeckia purpurea, Echinacea

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.
Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower, Purple Echinacea, Rudbeckia purpurea, Echinacea
Large daisy-like purple-pink flowers rise above the 3 to 4-foot foliage.

Attributes - Echinacea purpurea

Plant Type: Herb

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink, Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Beetles, Black Spot, Powdery Mildew.

Related Plants

Echinacea pallida, Echinacea purpurea 'Alba', Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star', Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
 
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