- Coneflower - Echinacea Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Sun, Light Shade Mature Height - Up to 8' Mature Width- 1-2' Bloom Season – Summer Gardener Status- Beginner (Easy Care, Low Maintenance)
Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower is a flowering plant native to the eastern part of North America. With purplish pink flowers and lush, dark green leaves, it makes a beautiful addition to any home garden. At full maturity, the plant can grow anywhere from two to five feet tall, and seeds only take 3-4 weeks to germinate. The Purple Coneflower is also highly adaptable. It can grow in full sunlight as well as light shade. While it prefers moist soil, it is very tolerant and can still thrive in dry soil conditions. For this reason, it can withstand drought quite well. Also, it is resistant to humidity and high temperatures.
Purple Coneflower can also look magnificent when several are planted together to create a beautiful and natural look as they grow and bloom during the summer months.
Due to its many healing properties, the Purple Coneflower was widely used by Native Americans as an herbal medicine for multiple ailments. In modern times, it continues to be of value, as echinacea is a common ingredient in cough drops and many other cold medications. It is believed that most parts of the flower are stimulating to the immune system. Although the plant's hardiness zones are listed as 3-8, it is capable of growing just about anywhere. Often used as a border in gardens, this beautiful flowering plant attracts butterflies and many different types of birds. It is not hard to see why the Purple Coneflower is one of the most popular plants among consumers. This particular species is a part of the sunflower family, as evidenced by the sharp, cone-shaped centers of the flower. The flowers themselves can grow as full as 5 inches in diameter and are pollinated by both bees and butterflies. The vibrant purple petals add a gorgeous splash of color to one's yard or garden. Beautiful, resilient, and easy to grow, the Purple Coneflower is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add to their landscaping or home garden.
Purple Coneflower is also known as Echinacea Purpurea. Hardy planting zones are 4-9. The Hepatica is a fast growing perennial and will thrive in moist soil types. This plant looks great in natural areas. It will also work excellent when planted around water gardens. It will grow well with very little maintenance. This perennial will grow to be 10 to 24 inches when fully grown. It will grow best in areas that have full sunlight. This plant will have petals like a daisy.
Purple Coneflower is great to attract hummingbirds and other small wildlife to gardens.
These flowers are lovely when they are in bloom and bring an abundance of color to all garden areas. This type of flower comes in a lot of varieties which determines the color of the blooms. They are great perennials and grow back each year to bring more beauty to all locations where they are planted. They are also easy to take care of loved by homeowners and gardeners everywhere. If the weather is good for them, these flowers also bloom on into the fall months of the year. They are very bright and vivid and brings life to all garden areas. These plants also provide lovely green foliage that accents the colored blooms well. These are a great addition to all locations.
Purple Coneflower Ships as Bare Root