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:
|Division||Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants|
|Class||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
|Family||Asteraceae- sunflower family|
|Flower||Its flowers look much alike to Sunflower.|
|Bloom Time||bloom times usually range from June to August or later|
|Flower color||purple coneflowers, but pink, red, orange, white, yellow and green|
|Fruit||inconspicuous as well as not showy|
|Evergreen||Its an evergreen plant.|
|Leaf||The leaves are olive or dark green.|
|Attracts||Flowers attract bees, butterflies and Hummingbirds.|
Echinacea Purpurea plant care:
|Water||It needs a low level of water. So do not over water the plants.|
|Sun||Full to partial sunlight is suitable for the plant.|
|pH||6.0 to 7.0 is the preferred level of pH.|
|Moisture||Moist or dry|
|Type||On Average, well-drained soil is best for them.|
|Origin/native||It 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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