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Directory of Wildflowers

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
July - October
 

Features

Large, lavender to purple daisies with reflexed petals and a prominent cone in the middle.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained sites. This plant is tolerant of drought and heat.

Notes

Found in prairies.