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Purple Coneflower

Plant Facts
Common Name: Purple Coneflower
Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Type: Flowering herbaceous perennial
Size: Height: 2-5′, spread: 1.5-2′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Erect
Foliage Color: Dark green
Seasonal Features:
Fall Color: No change
Winter Form: Seed heads
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: June – August
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Part sun – full sun
Soil Type: Sand, loam
Soil Moisture: Dry- moist
Urban Tolerances: Somewhat drought tolerant, heat tolerant, poor soil tolerant
Wildlife Value: Butterflies, birds

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Divide when clumps start to crowd


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