Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Common Name: Purple Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Description: Beautiful purple flowering Texas native perennial repeat blooms during the warm season. Grows great in sun to part sun locations where it gets 2-4′ tall and wide. Can be grown in your meadow/prairie areas and in your regular garden beds. Is somewhat drought tolerant after becoming established, but looks best when it gets regular water. Does not like continually wet feet. Makes a pretty cut flower. Can be grown in the ground or in containers. Has medicinal value. Attracts butterflies, hummers, native bees, and other pollinators for its nectar, and also attracts birds for its seed heads. Leave seed heads on the plant for it to reseed itself.
Hardiness Zones 4 – 8