Purple Coneflower
Echinacea sanguinea

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.