Purple Cone Flower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Cone Flower - Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Cone Flower
Genus: Echinacea
Species: purpurea

The Greek translation of the Genus name is a reference to hedgehog-like spines of the flower cone.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This herbaceous perennial has mid-green, hairy, lance-shaped leaves. From mid-summer and into autumn pink-purple flowers are produced. The petals of each flower surround a prominent golden-brown cone.


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