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Purple Coneflower

Botanical Name
Echinacea purpurea
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
2 to 4 feet
Width
2 feet
Flowers
Summer to fall: purple, rose, white, orange, yellow, red
Light
Full sun to light shade
Soil
Well-drained to dry (flop in rich soils or with excess fertilization)
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 24 inches apart
  • Partially deadhead for aesthetics
Problems
Aster yellows, leaf spots, mosaic virus, Japanese beetles
Varieties
  • Magnus - Perennial Plant of the Year 1998, large flat rosy-purple petals
  • White Swan - 2 to 3 feet, white petals, less seedlings
  • Kim's Knee High - clear pink petals, shorter
  • Sombrero® Baja Burgundy - deep violet-red flowers, sturdy branching, All-America Selections winner
  • Cheyenne Spirit - flowers in the first year, produces a wide mix of flower colors - purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, cream and white, AAS winner
  • PowWow Wild Berry - deep rose-purple flowers, 20-24", bushy habit with a large flower count, AAS winner

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