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Compatible, Adaptable Coneflowers

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Hardy enough for roadside displays, yet delicate-toned enough to be included in a backyard palette of pastels, Echinacea are an outstanding addition to any native garden design.

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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea
The large, showy, rose-purple flower heads of purple coneflower make it a standout in open woodlands as well as in the home garden. The genus name, “Echinacea,” means “hedgehog” and refers to the flower’s spiny center cone.

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Photo of several purple coneflower plants in bloom

Purple Coneflower

The large, showy, rose-purple flower heads of purple coneflower make it a standout in open woodlands as well as in the home garden. The genus name, “Echinacea,” means “hedgehog” and refers to the flower’s spiny center cone.

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Photo of several purple coneflower plants in bloom

Purple Coneflower

Purple coneflower is a perennial plant with large, daisy-like flowers with slightly drooping magenta “petals” (ray flowers). It blooms May through October. Flowerheads are usually solitary, terminal, and quite large. The disk (center) is orange and spiny. The ray flowers are various shades of magenta or rose-purple.

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