Echinacea - Blooming Age Plants
- Coneflower - Echinacea Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Sun, Light Shade Mature Height - Up to 8' Mature Width- 1-2'
Echinacea - Asteraceae
Echinacea is an herbaceous flowering plant, similar to the daisy family. Nine species make up the family of Echinacea, commonly called coneflowers. Echinacea is native to eastern and central North America. It grows wild in moist prairies and open, wooded areas, coming to bloom early to late summer. Echinacea is a tall plant, reaching four feet tall at times. You can identify the leaves by their rough texture that decrease in size as they grow up the stem. Echinacea flowers are at the end of the long stems, typically 12 to 40mm wide, and purple. The petal droop after growing outward from the center. The long stems make echinacea an ideal flower for a cutting garden.
Echinacea prefer a sunny location in the garden bed with fertile soil. For ideal growth, add compost and fertilizer to the soil. Coneflowers prefer a well-draining soil but survive in a variety of climates. Place the plants 18 inches apart to allow the plants to spread. Echinacea attracts birds, butterflies, and birds to gardens. The plant is easy to grow and maintain; it is drought-resistant. Echinacea has a long history as an herbal medicine, believed to cure dozens of ailments.
Echinacea will grow well in various soil conditions. Asteraceae is the scientific name for this wildflower. Echinacea is also called the coneflower. These wildflowers will come in different colors and varieties. Echinacea is also called the purple coneflower. This plant lives in dry or moist conditions. It is tolerant to deer and shallow soil. Echinacea is also tolerant to drought, clay, and dry soil. This plant thrives in part to no shade. Echinacea attracts butterflies. Echinacea is also known as the Coneflower. The flowers have a prominent cone-shaped center. This flower comes in a wide range of colors, from yellow, red and orange to purple and blue. The Echinacea is a hardy plant that grows pretty much anywhere and various types of soil. This plant usually has multiple stems with bushy foliage and the large flower on top. This plant can be used as an herbal use as well.