Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Full sun preferred but will tolerate some shade, moderately wet to moderately dry soil, accepts most soils including clay, neutral pH.  3-5 ft. height, blooms in summer, purple flowers, re-seeds well.

Germination Code: A

Native Region:  Lightly in Middle Tennessee and  the Valley and Ridge province of eastern Tennessee

Blooms for a long period and is a very attractive, dependable wildflower.  Easy to grow. Attracts bees, a wide range of butterflies, and some moths including Sphinx moth.  Larval food for some butterflies and moths.  Goldfinches eat the seed.

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