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Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

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About Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea )
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Light pink to cerise
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid and late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? Yes
What is Purple Coneflower's native range?
  Indigenous To: North American plains
Where Purple Coneflower is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown in all regions.
  Zones: 3-9
How to grow Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea )
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average to Dry

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Famous purple coneflower, better known today by its Latin name "Echinacea", is easily grown as a classic perennial. Plant the seed spring, summer or fall, but be patient. The roots of this speices are thick and fleshy. This means it develops quickly in loose soil, much more slowly in heavy clay. The plant does equally well in both, but if your soil is heavy, be prepared to wait at least two years for good bloom.

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