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Echinacea purpurea - Purple coneflower

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy-Clay

Height: 3 - 4 feet

Spread: 2 foot

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Fibrous, Short-rhizomatous

Habitat: Prairies, Forest Edges, Limestone Glades 

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Naturalized areas, Prairie or Meadow planting, Deer resistant

Wildlife Value: The flowers are cross-pollinated by long-tongued bees, bee flies, Halictid bees, butterflies, and skippers. Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly

Seed Origin: Coldwater, ON (Wildflower Farm seed supplier)

Germination Code: A

Echinacea purpurea - Purple coneflower

  • Echinacea is a well known medicinal plant and pollinator plant! A native plant to Manitoba and Saskatchewan prairies, this beautful flower has made it into many Ontario pollinator gardens. Purple Coneflower is a bee and butterfly magnet that grows great year after year.  Blooms appear in the summer and may re-bloom in the fall. 

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