Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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DESCRIPTION

Large showy flowers with a great look.

Loved by bees and butterflies alike the purple coneflower is a wildflower garden staple.

It is a drought tolerant perennial that is also deer resistant. Will tolerate clay soils

Purple cone flower will produce lots of seed and the birds love them, especially Goldfinches .

Its name comes from the fact that once in bloom the petals tend to droop downward forming a cone like shape and from the characteristic center cone. A long lived bloom period on these wonderful favorites.

Height: Plants reach 3-4' tall

Flower Color: Pink to Purple
Plant Type: Perennial Hardy to zone 4.
Light Requirement: Sun to Light Shade
Bloom Time: Mid - Late Season

Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 3 to 4 weeks of cool moist stratification or when planted outside in fall/winter.