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PlantFiles: Smooth Coneflower
Echinacea laevigata

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: laevigata (lee-vih-GAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Brauneria laevigata

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Sep 16, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is a U.S. native and grows in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina - according to the USDA website.

Positive sailadams On Aug 17, 2004, sailadams from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A rare wild coneflower native to this (Georgia) area. The first coneflowers to bloom, in mid spring, April here, getting an early start on the sun garden. Easily self sows. The seeds are quite large and last all season, so it is easy to propagate from the wild by seed without disturbing the parent plant. Flower stalks are tall and sometimes need support if you want to keep a "tidy" garden.

Neutral Terry On Jan 18, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

An extremely rare species, even more so than Echinacea tennesseensis. Believed to be growing in only four states.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia



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