Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bravado

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Clayton, California

Spring Hill, Florida

Athens, Georgia

Moline, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Greenwood, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Hopkins, Minnesota

Northome, Minnesota

Lees Summit, Missouri

Long Branch, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Nineveh, New York

Southold, New York

Warren, Ohio

Gold Hill, Oregon

Easton, Pennsylvania

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Cordova, Tennessee

Spring City, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Bristol, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Ravenswood, West Virginia

Weston, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
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Positive

On Nov 4, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

For me this coneflower is the most vigorous of all the varieties I have. The flowers are large and numerous, and the color is a brighter and more intense pink that doesn't fade.

Neutral

On Mar 20, 2008, guspuppy from Warren, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great flower! They do well as cut flowers also if you can part with the blossoms being on your plant (which I have a hard time doing) lol.
Kathy