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PlantFiles: Purple Coneflower
Echinacea sanguinea

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: sanguinea (san-GWIN-ee-a) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Jun 12, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A graceful species of echinacea native to east Texas. Very narrow, strap-like petals curve softly downward and curl under slightly. The prominant cone opens burgundy and turns fluorescent orange. Flower petals are soft pink and top out at 2-3' above lanceolate leaves. Plant in area with good drainage and full to partial sun.

Regional...

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

Enterprise, Alabama
Pelsor, Arkansas
Carrollton, Georgia
Rockford, Illinois
Hastings, Minnesota
Wyoming, Minnesota
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Houston, Texas



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