Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Coneflower, purple

Purple coneflowers Purple coneflowers

 

  • Scientific name
    Echinacea purpurea
  • Height
    24 to 36 inches
  • Bloom period
    August to October
  • Color
    Pink
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained
  • Soil
    Loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Easy
  • Remarks
    Tolerates very poor soil. Flower "petals" drooping.