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Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea
Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea
Moisture/Zone: Well drained soil
Flower Colour: Purple
Growth Speed: Medium
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun,part sun

The striking flower heads of the Coneflower are attractive to butterflies and bees. Purple daisey-like petals surround a central disk. A deciduous, clump forming plant, it prefers a position in full sun. Soil should be humus-rich and well drained. Flowering from spring through summer. Drought tolerant. Useful for cut flowers. Height 120 to 150 cm. Seed heads can be left to provide winter food for birds.

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