Echinacea purpurea, Eastern purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea,  Eastern purple coneflower
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  • Item #: PP27
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average Wildlife Value:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • Drought tolerant:
  • Drought Tolerant:
  • Dry-Moist Soil:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Medicinal Uses:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Songbirds:
  • Threatened / Endangered:
  • Wildflower:
  • Full Sun:
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Botanic Name (s):           Echinacea purpurea   

Common Name(s):       Eastern purple coneflower, eastern coneflower     

Mature height :1-3ft

Mature spread:1-3ft

Bloom Color:Purple

Bloom Time:April-October

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun     Part Sun   

Soil moisture:    Dry   Average  

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture        

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Sandy soil, coarse texture                                                                                          

Native Habitat:        Well-drained limestone, sand, clay, loam. Rocky, open woods; thickets; prairies              

Notes:      The genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning hedgehog, an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant.                              

Fragrant       Erosion Control           Edible Parts                   Drought Tolerant                      Deer Resistant                                  

High Wildlife Value:                Beneficial Insects          Butterflies                Songbirds                          

UPL- Almost never occur in wetlands                                                                                            

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions                                                

Native to Piedmont Regions                                                                                           

Threatened / Endangered:      Florida / Michigan   

Native Wildflower

Native perennial

Native Herbaceous Plant

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