Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Purple Coneflower

Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea

Flower Description:

Large flower heads, 3-5″ wide, made up of 14-20 droopy purple petals that surround a spiny cone-shaped orange center.

FamilyAster
Season BloomSummer, Fall
HabitatDry, sun, meadows, roadsides
CyclePerennial
Height2-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are 3-veined, coarsely toothed. They can be as large as 5" wide and 8" long. They are rough to the touch because of many small hairs.
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