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Purple Coneflower

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: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jun 7 to 2001 Nov 12002 Jun 7 to 2002 Sep 62003 May 23 to 2003 Aug 282004 Jun 8 to 2004 Aug 272004 Sep 10 to 2004 Dec 32005 Jun 17 to 2005 Sep 82006 Jun 23 to 2006 Sep 152007 May 29 to 2007 Sep 72008 Jun 6 to 2008 Aug 292009 Jun 19 to 2009 Sep 12010 Jun 18 to 2010 Sep 12011 Jun 13 to 2011 Aug 152012 May 24 to 2012 Nov 142013 May 31 to 2013 Oct 32014 Jun 16 to 2014 Aug 132015 May 18 to 2015 Oct 72016 May 5
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