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ATP Podcast #67: In Praise of the Mighty Coneflower

By dave
August 7, 2014

It's Daisies and Coneflowers week at All Things Plants so today we're going to talk about the noble Purple Coneflower, covering its history, its uses, how to grow it and a little bit about how it is used.

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Aug 8, 2014 10:26 PM CST
I got an Echinacea purpurea on clearance at the local garden center last fall... it was a bit wilty, but I made a nice hole for it with compost and everything, and it bravely made a little flower... and then got hit with that winter. I really didn't know if it would make it--if it had time to get established.

But it came back no problem, and it's going gangbusters, and since it's next to the driveway every time I come home from work I see at least a couple bumblebees working the flowers. Have also seen an American Lady butterfly on them. I'm loving it!
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