Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)

These large attractive pink or purple flowers are lovely to have in your garden in midsummer. They require little attention and are very cold hardy. They have hairy stems that can grow up to 4 feet tall. Purple Coneflowers grow in spreading clumps and can be divided every few years and transplanted in the spring or fall. They get their name from the “coned” center of the bloom where the seeds develop. They are a lovely addition to your butterfly gardens.

Attracts: American LadyGiant SwallowtailGreat Spangled FritillaryPainted LadyPearl CrescentRed AdmiralSilvery CheckerspotSpicebush SwallowtailEastern Tiger SwallowtailVariegated FritillaryViceroyFiery SkipperGulf FritillarySachemTawny-edge Skipper,  and more

Color(s): Rosy-purple, orange-brown center

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Well drained

Average Height: 24 in. - 36 in.

Average Spread: 24 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9

Note: Moderate to regular watering

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