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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) has a fibrous root system with short woody rhizomes. It is a drought-tolerant perennial that is also deer resistant. Purple Coneflower can be found as far east as Georgia. Plains Indians used the root to treat rattlesnake bites, bee stings, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, and distemper in horses. Coneflowers are widely used today in pharmaceutical preparations.

The flowers are a golden red to purple and may release a slight fragrance in strong sunlight. They are much-loved by bees!  Blooms appear June-September and some Purple Coneflowers may re-bloom in the fall. Echinacea purpurea matures to 4' in height. The preference is full or partial sun, and moist to medium conditions. Growth is best in fertile loam, but the soil can contain some gravel or clay.

Common names are Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Sampson Root, Red Sunflower, and simply, Echinacea.

Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Spring (April-May) and Fall (October).

Potted plants come in a tray of 38 plants and ship mid-May through late-June. Click here if you prefer to mix/match up to 6 species in a tray.


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Catalog Number ECH08F
Seeds / Packet 300
Seeds / Ounce 6,600
Germination Code A
USDA Zones 4-8
Plant Spacing 18-24"
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Wet-Mesic  Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic 
Height 4 feet 
Bloom Color Purple 
Bloom Time July  Aug  Sept 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots  Potted Trays 
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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
BONAP Map Key
Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower) Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)
 
Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed) Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Coneflower)
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