Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) [eh-kih-NAY-shah per-per-EE-ah]

Other Names ECHINACEA 'PURPUREA', zzzz
Family Asteraceae
Why Like This perennial is native to prairies, meadows and open woods in the midwest & southeastern US. Because it is easy to grow, with showy flowers, attracts butterflies, and is deer resistant, hundreds of cultivars (many not purple) have been introduced for the home garden. The scientific name comes from the spiny central disk which looks like a hedgehog (Echino).
Named Cultivars Echinacea purpurea 'Alba', Echinacea purpurea 'Amado', Echinacea purpurea 'Avalanche', Echinacea purpurea 'Baby Swan White', Echinacea purpurea 'Balsomsed' SOMBRERO SALSA RED, Echinacea purpurea 'Balsomselo' SOMBRERO SANDY YELLOW, Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado', Echinacea purpurea 'Butterfly Kisses', Echinacea purpurea 'Cleopatra', Echinacea purpurea 'Coconut Lime', Echinacea purpurea 'Cranberry Cupcake', Echinacea purpurea 'Cygnet White', Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker', Echinacea purpurea 'Elbrook' ELTON KNIGHT, Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction', Echinacea purpurea 'Finale White', Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel', Echinacea purpurea 'Green Eyes', Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister', Echinacea purpurea 'Greenline', Echinacea purpurea 'Happy Star', Echinacea purpurea 'Hope', Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High', Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Mop Head', Echinacea purpurea 'Leuchtstern' BRIGHT STAR, Echinacea purpurea 'Lilliput', Echinacea purpurea 'Little Annie', Echinacea purpurea 'Little Giant', Echinacea purpurea 'Lucky Star', Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior', Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', Echinacea purpurea 'Meringue', Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot', Echinacea purpurea 'Milkshake', Echinacea purpurea 'Mistral', Echinacea purpurea 'Norwhinat' WHITE NATALIE, Echinacea purpurea 'Ovation', Echinacea purpurea 'Pas702917' POWWOW WILD BERRY, Echinacea purpurea 'Pica Bella', Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight', Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Poodle', Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White', Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Frost', Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Giant', Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor Rose Compact', Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor', Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna Deep Rose', Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna White', Echinacea purpurea 'Purity', Echinacea purpurea 'Raspberry Truffle', Echinacea purpurea 'Razzmatazz', Echinacea purpurea 'Red Knee High', Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern' RUBY STAR, Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant', Echinacea purpurea 'Sir Lancelot', Echinacea purpurea 'Sombrero Hot Coral', Echinacea purpurea 'Sparkler', Echinacea purpurea 'Springbrook's Crimson Star', Echinacea purpurea 'The King', Echinacea purpurea 'Vintage Wine', Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin', Echinacea purpurea 'White Lustre', Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Upright
Mature Size 24 - inches tall. 12 - 23 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Moisture Tolerance Dry to Moist
Zones 3a - 8b
Bloom Period June to August
Flower Color Purplish Pink
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