Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)


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Plant Description: purple coneflower, is a coarse, rough-hairy, herbaceous perennial that is native to moist prairies, meadows and open woods of the central to southeastern United States (Ohio to Michigan to Iowa south to Louisiana and Georgia). Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.

* Height: 2-5ft
* Width: 1.5-2ft
* Watering needs: dry or moist
* Sun needs: sun or part shade
* Soil needs:
* Bloom Time: June-August
* Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Not native

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: Excellent, long-blooming flower for massing in the border or part shade area of woodland garden. Often massed with black-eyed Susans (rudbeckias).

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