The Main Plant entry for Coneflowers (Echinacea)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2014-07-12
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Date: 2014-07-20With Rudbeckia
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2011 Augustwith butterfly and bee
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Location: My GardensDate: June 30, 2010Close Up View #Pollination
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2005-07-07
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Location: MississaugaDate: 2009-07-25
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Location: Cincinnati OhioDate: 2013-07-24Diversity!
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Date: 2015-06-26
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Date: 2015-06-26
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2006-07-01#Pollination
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10
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Date: 2008-09-20
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Date: 2014-07-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-11-29
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Date: 2018-05-26
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-07-06?
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Location: Sun Garden Pittsford NYDate: 2010-06-28Echinacea Summer Sky with Fata Morgana lily
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer
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Location: central Illinois
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Date: 2012-07-07
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2010-07-30Himmningbirds can't resist.
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: March 2013Seedlings around 2 months old
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2013-07-11
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Location: My GardensDate: June 30, 2010Close Up View
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-07-14
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Date: 2014-07-20
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: July 7, 2005
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2006-07-07
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Location: My garden in Northern KY
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Location: Sun Garden Pittsford NYDate: 2010-07-06This is Summer Sky .
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Location: My Cincinnati, Ohio gardenDate: Spring 2007Volunteer Echinacea seedling
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-06-24Flower deformed by Aster Yellows.
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-06-21Flower deformed by Aster Yellows. Petals are present but stunted.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-03-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-06-21
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Location: Altamont, IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-19
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2009-09-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2009
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-16a sport of Magnus
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 9:30 PM

"Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. A few species are of conservation concern.

Echinacea species are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing up to possibly 4 feet in height. They grow from taproots, except E. purpurea, which grows from a short caudex with fibrous roots. They have erect stems that in most species are unbranched. Both the basal and cauline leaves are arranged alternately. The leaves are normally hairy with a rough texture, having uniseriate trichomes (1-4 rings of cells) but sometimes they lack hairs."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

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Plant Events from our members
Zencat On January 1, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant removed this winter. Fasciated.
MrsBinWY On March 27, 2019 Seeds germinated
10 emerging
MrsBinWY On March 23, 2019 Seeds sown
Mystery seeds donated to Seed Library labeled "5' tall orange zinnia?" Could be echinacea seeds. 25 in milk jug, try room temp, move to cool if no germination.
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