Purple Coneflower

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Purple Coneflower

A beautiful, long-blooming flower! Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is easy to grow and adds a flashy touch of color to the late summer landscape. Plants grow 3- to 4-feet tall and bloom heavily from July through September. One of the very best for attracting butterflies! (Perennial) Learn How to Grow Echinacea here.

Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.

Planting and Growing Tips:
When all other flowers are fading in late summer, Purple Coneflower stands tall above the rest. Plants are not fussy and will endure most growing conditions. Sow outdoors 1/8 inch deep when a light frost is still possible. Space 8- to 12-inches apart and mulch to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.

Pinch off spent blossoms on a regular basis — or use them as cuttings in flower arrangements — to extend the blooming period. Plants should be cut to the ground in late fall after flowers have gone to seed.