Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

One of the best plants for a perennial flower garden, Purple Coneflower blooms throughout late July and August with showy, pinkish-purple petals that hang down from a central disk. A favourite nectar source of many butterflies, these plants will also provide a feast for birds once their seeds ripen. Drought-tolerant and pest-free, these plants grow to 3-4’ tall in full sun. Popular plant for herbalists and a key ingredient in Don Cherry’s favorite cold medicine!

Height: On average 6-24 inches but will grow up to 4 feet given great conditions

Sun Requirements: Requires full sun

Water Requirements: Normal to dry conditions

Flowers: Lovely purple flowers in June to August

Attracts: Butterflies

Special Tolerances: Deer resistant