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
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

Common names
  • Coneflower

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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 9:30 PM concerning plant:
    "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:
Plant Events from our members
Zencat On January 1, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant removed this winter. Fasciated.
piksihk On March 23, 2020 Seeds sown
Older seeds of lt pink, pink and dark pink;
Front of coneflowers clump - side bed
DawnaE On August 6, 2022 Harvested
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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what kind of butterfly? by gardengus Jun 19, 2013 5:30 AM 2
Does not look like Chabaud by sedumzz May 19, 2022 7:19 PM 8

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