Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

[echinacea_purpurea]

Purple Coneflower is native to the central and southeastern United States and is valued for its showy pink, daisy-like flowers and its drought tolerance. It was first exported to Europe in 1699 by John Banister, the Virginia Botanist. Tom Fessendon, an important nineteenth-century garden writer, said Purple Coneflower was "very durable . . . and much admired."

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Pink Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full and Partial Shade Map it: 38.009946,-78.453608

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 7 – Nov 12002: Jun 7 – Sep 62003: May 23 – Aug 282004: Jun 8 – Aug 272004: Sep 10 – Dec 32005: Jun 17 – Sep 82006: Jun 23 – Sep 152007: May 29 – Sep 72008: Jun 6 – Aug 292009: Jun 19 – Sep 12010: Jun 18 – Sep 12011: Jun 13 – Aug 152012: May 24 – Nov 142013: May 31 – Oct 3