Echinacea purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh), otherwise known as Echinacea, is a perennial plant of the Compositae family.
−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.
DimensionsEchinacea purpurea can grow from 0.762m to 0.9144mm tall
- Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
- PH Range
- Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
- Low water
- average water
- Disease Susceptibility
- Deer resistant (Critter)
- midsummer to late summer
- Propagation Methods
- vegetatively or from seeds