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.
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
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.
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