Purple Coneflower/ Echinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower/ Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower/ Echinacea purpurea

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Echinacea is very attractive to butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and bees as well as people, who make it one of the the most popular native wildflowers. Plants form a medium to tall clump of coarse dark-green leaves, by midsummer bearing large daisy flowers with mauve-purple to rose-pink petals that often droop down, surrounding an orange-brown central cone. Removing faded flowers regularly will greatly increase the flowering period. Seedheads have good winter interest. It's flowers are used to make herbal teas, that are said to strengthen the immune system. 

Purple coneflower is easy to care for and drought, heat, humidity and poor soil tolerant.

Many people in the Okanagan complain about losing their echinacea every year over winter. Our coneflowers are grown from seed, not tissue culture, and and are proven to be much hardier than cultivars.

Zones: 3-9

Size:  75-120 cm - 29-47 inches tall x 45-60 cm -18-23 inches wide

Location: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Soil: Average or Dry or Moist 

        Normal or Sandy or Clay 

Bloom Time: Mid Spring through Late Summer

Bloom Colour: Mauve-Lilac with brown cones