Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea

  • Echinacea
  • Purple coneflower
  • Eastern purple coneflower
  • Brauneria purpurea

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Perennial

Echinacea purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh), otherwise known as Echinacea, is a perennial plant of the Compositae family.

Temperature

Hardiness

0a12b
3a

−40 °C to −37.2 °C

Plant hardiness is a geographically defined area in which a plant is capable of growing. It's defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30 °F).

The extremes of winter cold are a major determinant of whether a plant species can be cultivated outdoors at a particular location; however, the USDA hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information. The zones do not incorporate summer heat levels into the zone determination; thus sites which may have the same mean winter minima, but markedly different summer temperatures, will be accorded the same hardiness zone.

Space

Dimensions

Echinacea purpurea can grow from 0.762m to 0.9144mm tall
0.762m to 0.9144m
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Sun

Optimal
Full
Shading
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)

Soil

PH Range
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Type
Loam

Water

Minimal
Low water
Maximal
average water

Animals

Disease Susceptibility
slugs

Danger

Resistance
Deer resistant (Critter)

Time

Bloom
midsummer to late summer

Reproduction

Propagation Methods
vegetatively or from seeds

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Phonetic
pur-PUR-ee-uh