Purple Coneflower EchinaceaEchinacea purpurea 3-5' tall. Echinos means ‘spiny’ and the coneflower’s spiny seedheads are a beautiful coppery yellow-brown, surrounded by a single row of reflexed lavender-purple petals.
This North American native attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects. Tincture the roots of 3-year-old plants for a remedy that gives an immediate boost to the immune system; use it when you feel a cold or flu coming on.
Tolerates wind, heat and drought once established. Will reseed abundantly. Plant 20-30" apart in full sun and light sandy soil. Sustainably grown at Shooting Star Farm. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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