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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This native perennial has vibrant magenta flowers which add contrast to the overwhelming yellows and reds of the summer garden. The showy daisy-like flowers borne on stiff stems attract goldfinches if left to go to seed.

    Latin Name

    Echinacea purpurea


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Clay Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    North America


    History

    Coneflowers have been a garden favorite since the late 17th century, after it was collected from Virginia for European gardens in 1678.


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