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Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea cvs.
Pronunciation: eck-ih-NAY-see-uh pur-PUR-ee-uh
Common Name: coneflower
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves ovate, toothed; flower head with cone shaped receptacle.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include E. 'Gum Drop', E. 'Magnus', E. 'Mango Meadowbrite', E. 'Ruby Star', E. 'Secret Passion', and E. 'White Swan'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Surfaces: Rugose
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Orange, Green, (ray floret colour of species pink-purplish)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown, Black
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Not showy, Persistent

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Other:Habit and flower image source: 12916/1069504.html
Pest Susceptibility: Leaf miner insect, Mites, Thrips, ( Drought resistant )
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed
(BCW) Boulevard (Circular) Westend : auditorium planting - q.6
(BUG) BUG garden : cv. White Swan
(GRB) GRass Bed
(GRBE) GRass Bed East : cv. Magnus
(PDE) PonD East : cvs. Secret Passion, Gum Drop
(PDW) PonD West : cv. Gum Drop
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv. Mango Meadowbright
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