Echinacea purpurea: Eastern purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea is a quintessential prairie plant. These are hardy, drought-tolerant, and long-blooming, as well as are being cultivated in an ever-widening range of colors.

What are the common names for Echinacea purpurea?

It has many common names such as Eastern purple coneflower, purple coneflower, American coneflower, black susans, comb flower, echinacea, hedgehog, Indian head, Kansas snakeroot, narrow-leaved purple coneflower

Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench

Classification of Echinacea purpurea:

DivisionMagnoliophyta – Flowering plants
ClassMagnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
FamilyAsteraceae- sunflower family

Flowering data:

FlowerIts flowers look much alike to Sunflower.
Bloom Timebloom times usually range from June to August or later
Flower colorpurple coneflowers, but pink, red, orange, white, yellow and green 
Fruitinconspicuous as well as not showy 
Plant typePerennials
EvergreenIts an evergreen plant.
LeafThe leaves are olive or dark green. 
AttractsFlowers attract bees, butterflies and Hummingbirds.

Echinacea Purpurea plant care:

WaterIt needs a low level of water. So do not over water the plants.
SunFull to partial sunlight is suitable for the plant.
pH6.0 to 7.0 is the preferred level of pH.
DrainageWell-drained soil
MoistureMoist or dry
TypeOn Average, well-drained soil is best for them.
Origin/nativeIt grows commonly in central to the southeastern United States

How to care for the Echinacea Purpurea plant?

Coneflower needs partial shade, therefore, this plant is best grown in full sun.

Water them daily just after planting, then transition to an inch of water per week.

Coneflowers grows in neutral soil with a pH of about 6.5 to 7.0. Although, they can thrive in a variety of soil types, such as sandy, rocky, and clay soils. However, they do not like wet or mucky soil. So too much-wet soil is not recommended.

Coneflowers thrive best in a soil high in organic matter whereas, too much supplemental fertilizer can cause them to become leggy.

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