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Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer late), Purple Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Echinacea purpurea - Cultivation Notes

This shrubby perennial prefers full sun and well drained yet moist fertile soil. They like a regular mulching to improve soil quality yet don’t like being disturbed, so if you divide them, take care!

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Echinacea purpurea:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Echinacea purpurea:

  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage
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Common Missspellings: Ecinacea, Echinacia, Eckinacea, Ekinacea, Ecinacear