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Narrow-leaved Coneflower

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: 
Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Flower Walk
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2003 May 23 to 2003 Aug 282004 May 25 to 2004 Aug 132004 Sep 10 to 2004 Nov 122005 Jun 3 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jun 1 to 2006 Aug 72007 May 29 to 2007 Aug 22008 May 28 to 2008 Aug 82009 May 29 to 2009 Sep 12010 May 24 to 2010 Sep 12011 Jun 7 to 2011 Jul 152012 May 24 to 2012 Jul 202013 May 31 to 2013 Aug 212014 Jun 5 to 2014 Jul 17
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