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Echinacea Purpurea

Botanical Name:

Echinacea purpurea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, sandy or richer soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Flowers occur singly atop stiff stems and have domed, purplish-brown, spiny disc flowers in the center and drooping, lavender rays around them in daisy-like fashion. Blooms are up to 5 inches across. Many cultivars exist most commonly in shades of white, pink, and purple but also red, orange, and yellow. Flower blooms from June to August.

Fruit

Seeds produced in the center cone are small, dark, 4, sided achenes that are attractive to birds.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Bees

Pollinators

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Echinacea - Coneflowers

Genus

Echinacea

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