Echinacea purpurea--Purple Coneflower

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Echinacea purpurea--Purple Coneflower

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Echinacea produces large, daisy-like, pink flowers with darker centers. The foliage is not very attractive so grow purple coneflower behind lower plants. The plant grows in any moist garden soil in a sunny location and the flower may be used as a cut flower. The plant reaches a height of 3 to 5 feet and are set 2 to 3 feet apart.

Propagation is by division in spring or fall. Root cuttings and seed may also be used.

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