Narrow-leaved Coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia

[echinacea_angustifolia]

Also known as Mad Dog Plant for its reputation in treating "mad-dog bites," Narrow-leaved Coneflower is, like its broad-leaved cousin, Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea), native to the Midwestern United States from Minnesota to Texas. Although the more common Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea) was introduced into Europe by 1699, this species first recorded for science during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Latin name, echinos, meaning hedge-hog, refers to the bristly cone of disk florets in the center of the large composite flower.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Flower Walk Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009796,-78.453504

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Blooming Dates 2003: May 23 – Aug 282004: May 25 – Aug 132004: Sep 10 – Nov 122005: Jun 3 – Nov 222006: Jun 1 – Aug 72007: May 29 – Aug 22008: May 28 – Aug 82009: May 29 – Sep 12010: May 24 – Sep 12011: Jun 7 – Jul 152012: May 24 – Jul 202013: May 31 – Aug 212014: Jun 5 – current