Purple Cornflower

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About Purple Cornflower

Coneflowers, aka echinacea, are tough perennials in the daisy family (Asteraceae) native to the United States that bloom in midsummer. Deer-resistant, coneflowers are beloved by butterflies, bees, and songbirds. Learn how to plant coneflowers properly, deadhead coneflowers, and get more growing tips.

Coneflowers are one of the great American wildflowers, native to the eastern and central United States, extending from Colorado south to Texas and north to the Great Lakes! They bloom from midsummer all the way through fall frost.

The name “coneflower” comes from the flower’s raised cone-like center which attract butterflies and bees. Leave the seed heads after bloom and you’ll also attract songbirds such as goldfinches!

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Purple Cornflower
Echinacea purpurea
Purple Cornflower

A popular perennial with smooth, 2-4 ft. stems and long-lasting, lavender flowers. Rough, scattered leaves that become small toward the top of the stem. Flowers occur singly atop the stems and have domed, purplish-brown, spiny centers and drooping, lavender rays. An attractive perennial with purple (rarely white), drooping rays surrounding a spiny, brownish central disc.

The genus name is from the Greek echinos, meaning "hedgehog," an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disc. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Often cultivated, Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant.



I love Native Sunflowers in my home garden and landscape.

Mary Hoggins
Tyler, Texas

Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

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Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

Audrey Long
Mobile, Alabama

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