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ConeflowerEchinacea purpurea Purple coneflower …
June 17, 2006, 5:36 pm
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Echinacea purpurea
Purple coneflower is a very reliable and easy to grow perennial. It produces many beautiful flowers with little care. Stems from 3 to 4 feet tall produce daisy-like flowers all summer and into the fall. The flowers have drooping purple petals surrounding a raised central cone. Coneflowers like full sun to light shade and well-drained soil.

Purple coneflower is a highly regarded and very popular medicinal herb used by American Indians for centuries for all types of ills. Compounds in the roots have been proven to boost the immune system.

I have enjoyed purple coneflowers in my gardens for years. Butterflies love them as do bees. The flowers dry well retaining their color for wreaths and dried arrangements. They also make a lovely “live” bouquet.


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Echinacea are my favorite. I have both purple and white ones in my garden. Love your photos!!!

Comment by Pioneer Woman

Thanks, Ree! Right back at ya!

Comment by SongBird

Janet wants to rape your garden again — she was asking about your coneflowers the other day.

(Dang – why does everything I write sound nasty?)

Comment by Tiggerlane

No comment on the nasty subject!! I will gladly give Janet some more coneflowers, but this isn’t a good time of year to do it. My plants are all full-grown and blooming. It would be better to wait until this fall or next spring. Can she wait that long?!!

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