Coneflower - Purple - Echinacea purpurea
Perennial Open Pollinated. Also called Echinacea. Lovely wildflower native to North America with lavender petals surrounding a reddish-orange cone center. Parts of this flower have purported medicinal benefits. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 20 apart when plants reach 1" tall.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms mid summer to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees and beneficial insects; seed heads are favored by finches
Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
Native: N. American Plains
USDA Zone: 2-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 15-30 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-4'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Perennial Native Echinacea purpurea Height: 24-36 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: Moderate water, sun to part shade, 2-4 flowers, good for cut flowers, medicinal, finches love seed heads.