PLANT BASE

Echinacea purpurea

Purple cone flower

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-5'
1.5-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Eastern Purple Coneflower

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
June-August
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Open woodland edges, clearings, meadows and prairies, thickets
Eastern US to Iowa and Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Drought, Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-rocky soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Drought, Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-rocky soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Butterfly weed,Sideoats grama,Obedient plant,Summer phlox,Anise hyssop,Northern seaoats
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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