Broadleaf Purple Coneflower
The iconic coneflower species, this 3' to 5' tall plant blooms early to late summer, several weeks later than Echinacea pallida. It features showy, 2" to 4" diameter blooms that consist of a cone of reddish-brown disc florets and drooping, purple ray florets. These blooms are favorite nectar sources for butterflies, and in the fall, the seeds attract birds. The foliage is dark green and broadly ovate with few hairs. It prefers full to partial sunlight in areas with medium to dry soils.
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