ECHINACEA purpurea

Purple Coneflower



Height: 3-4' (90-120cm)
Flowering Time: Summer, autumn
Flower Colour: Pink, white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Asterales (Daisy Order)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Genus: Echinacea (Coneflower)
Species: purpurea (purple)
Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea is a tough fast-growing plant reaching a height of 3 or four feet. The leaves are deep green and coarse, and the flowers are pink with a raised central cone of orange. It has a long flowering season, and the strong stems make it useful for cutting as well as garden display.

Echinacea purpurea is also used in herbal medicine and homeopathy.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(30 days)

Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are on a domed dense prickly seedhead.

Seed The seeds are light brown woody cones. There are many seeds on a sedhead.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are pointed.

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