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Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

About Eastern Purple Coneflower

Eastern Purple Coneflower is a Herb. Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Eastern Purple Coneflower
Scientific Plant Name Echinacea purpurea
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Aster
Scientific Family Name Asteraceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Introduction Native Species: Native to the United States, Introduced to Kansas

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Herb Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Life Span Perennial Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Maximum Height 3.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 2.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Violet, Pink colors of the flowers
Flowering Season May - June typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Part Sun Shade Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Medium Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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