Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Echinacea

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Common Names: Eastern Purple Coneflower, Echinacea

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 1′ – 3′

Spacing/Spread: 1′ – 2′

Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.

Color: Purple/Pink flowers.

Interest: Spring to summer.

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Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native!

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Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.

Features: A hardy daisy like perennial. Full sun and part shade tolerant. Drought tolerant. Good habitat plant.

Austin Native Landscaping: “Echinacea is one of our personal favorites! The flower is quite magical and pronounced; Butterflies can’t get enough of it! A very useful plant that will thrive both in full sun and part shade, it looks especially good when planted in a mass. The sea of purple blooms will intoxicate your eyes. Hardy, pest and disease resistant and drought tolerant, there should be a place for Purple Coneflower in anyone’s Texas native flowerbed design.”

 

Plantaholic:

Family: Asteraceae (Pronounced – ass-ter-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Echinacea (Pronounced – ek-in-AY-shee-a)

Species: Purpurea (Pronounced –pur-PUR-ee-uh)

Propagation: Seeds, Root ball division.

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4 comments… add one
  • Jule Romans

    July 31, 2012, 3:11 pm

    I enjoy studying native plants, especially wildflowers. Purple Coneflower, Gaillardia, and Rudbeckia are my top three. For what it’s worth, I have put together a little website with links and resources on several native Purple Coneflower species. I don’t know if it can be useful to you, but I thought I would share it.

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  • admin

    August 1, 2012, 1:12 pm

    Jule Hello,
    Thanks for providing your excellent resource! Purple Coneflowers are probably one of my very favorite plants to use, along with Blackfoot Daisy and of-course Rudbeckia! I just love Echinacea’s unique blooms. Plus, it is an excellent herbal tea that we love to sip during our brief winters.

    Are you based in Texas?

    Thanks and have a wonderful day,
    Reed

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