Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

Family: Daisy
Parts Used: Roots and Seeds

Propagate by division in autumn and winter, by seed sown in spring, or by root cuttings in winter. Plants grow from thick rootstocks with short rhizomes. They bloom in late spring and summer and autumn, give a showy display of pinkish purple daisy like flower. There are also white and yellow echinacea plants. They will grow in full to part sun. Once established they are drought tolerant. They like average to humus-rich, moist soil, but well drained with pH 4.2-7.0. Echinacea will grow up to 4 feet tall.

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