Echinacea

Description
Botanical Name: 
Echinacea purpurea

Native to central and eastern North America. A very striking and interesting herbaceous perennial. Leaves are dark green, alternate, simple 4" to 8" long, 1 1/4" to 2" wide. Lower leaves have long petioles. Blooms are rose to dark purple with a brown central cone surrounded by 8 to 10 narrow drooping petals, 1 1/2" to 3" long. Tolerant of heat and poor soil. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. 

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Perennials
Name: 
Echinacea
Plant Type: 
Perennial
Flower: 
Rose to purple with brown central cone, narrow drooping petals, 1 1/4" to 2" wide
Mature Size: 
3' x 2'
Water: 
Low to moderate
Exposure:: 
Full sun
Spacing: 
1'
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
Any season
Comments

Will self sow quite easily.