The Main Plant entry for Coneflowers (Echinacea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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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Common names
  • Coneflower

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Location: Home garden
Date: 2020-07-16
By KYgal
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-05-30
Fire on the mountain...
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-07-12
Location: South Carolina
Date: 2023-05-22
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 10-18-19
#pollination
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-17

Date: 2014-07-20
With Rudbeckia
Location: Our garden, Decatur, GA
Date: 2021-05-29
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreis clarus) on cone flower. Our ga
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2020-06-25
Pretty
Photo by NJBob
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-06-02
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-07-11
Echinacea bud
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-05-31
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-01
#Pollination
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-09-09
#Pollination
Location: Missouri zone 6a
Date: 2021-06-22
Photo by NJBob
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2011 August
with butterfly and bee
Location: Home Garden 
Date: 6/3/21
By KySprout
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2005-07-07
Location: Montreal Botanical Garden
Date: 2019-08-07

Date: 2015-06-26
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2022-04-28
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2018-08-13
Coneflowers and Monarch.
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-10-03
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2019-07-06
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 30, 2010
Close Up View #Pollination
Location: little theater rose garden, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2023-06-27
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-09-26
This is Echinacea series Cloudburst Orange.
Photo by bluegrassmom
Photo by kingconeflower
Location: Maine
Date: 2022-08-08
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2018-08-15
Coneflowers yellow.Cleopatra.
Location: My garden Daytona Beach, Fl
Date: 2010-06-16
#Pollination - Swallowtail Butterfly visiting bloom
Location: Mckinney Texas
Date: 05/29/2023
This cutie showed up in my front flower bed. Is this a coneflower
Location: Mamaw’s Garden 
Date: 6/3/21
By KySprout
Location: Mississauga
Date: 2009-07-25
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-07-10
Location: Missouri zone 6a
Date: 2021-07-02

Date: 2014-07-12
Location:  Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-06-17
Photo by NJBob

Date: 2008-09-20
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-06-29
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-07-23
Location: South Carolina

Date: 2015-06-26
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Date: 2013-07-24
Diversity!
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: July 7, 2005
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2019-08-03
coneflowers pink

Date: 2014-07-20
Photo by NJBob
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2020-04-18

Date: 2018-05-26
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-14
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-11-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer
Photo by SongofJoy
Photo by NJBob
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-01-10
Several of the Echinacea are putting out January blooms.
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-12-20
Breathtaking color this time of year
Photo by Rose1656
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2012-08-13
Coneflowers pink

Date: 2014-07-20
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-07-16
#pollination
Photo by Samlav
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2009
Location: Sun Garden Pittsford NY
Date: 2010-06-28
Echinacea Summer Sky with Fata Morgana lily
Location: Sun Garden Pittsford NY
Date: 2010-07-06
This is Summer Sky .
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-17
Location: My Cincinnati, Ohio garden
Date: Spring 2007
Volunteer Echinacea seedling
Photo by flowersrjen
Photo by paulaf
Location: Missouri zone 6a
Date: 2022-07-02
Photo by Cookies4kids
Photo by Cookies4kids
Photo by Cookies4kids
Photo by clintbrown
Photo by SCButtercup
Location: central Illinois
Photo by abhege
Photo by abhege
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia, Zone 8
Date: APRIL
SEED-CONEFLOWER
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-07-11

Date: 2012-07-07
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-07-06
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Photo by sedumzz
Photo by paulaf
Photo by NJBob
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2010-07-30
Himmningbirds can't resist.
Photo by sedumzz
Location: University of British Columbia
Date: July
credit: Xicotencatl
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 30, 2010
Close Up View
Location: My Cincinnati Ohio garden
Date: March 2013
Seedlings around 2 months old
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-06-24
Flower deformed by Aster Yellows.
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-06-21
Flower deformed by Aster Yellows. Petals are present but stunted.
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-10-04
Location: Altamont, Illinois
Date: 8-4-07

Date: 2008-09-20
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-08-21
Photo by sheryl
Photo by gardengus
Photo by virginiarose
Photo by stilldew
Photo by jmorth
Photo by clintbrown
Photo by Cem9165

Date: 2013-08-04
Photo by kingconeflower
Photo by HollyAnnS
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-06-21
Photo by paulaf
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-06-28

photo credit: orchidgalore
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-16
a sport of Magnus
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: In my garden. 
Date: 2010-08-11
Some of the new not purple colors.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: July 7, 2005
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-03-05
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19

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Comments:
  • 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...
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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