Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid temperate

Photo

Names

Other common names Eastern Purple Coneflower, Bright Star Purple Coneflower, Black Sampson
Family Asteraceae
Other scientific names Rudbeckia purpurea, Brauneria purpurea

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 3 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -40°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • purple
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    7
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    8
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Leaf color
  • green