Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
This perennial reaches a height of 2 feet, grows in shade to full sun, and blooms from April through June. With deadheading, and a little extra water, it can bloom all summer. It likes well drained soils of sand, loam, clay, or limestone. Purple Coneflower is one of the very best plants to attract butterflies. It is also important species to add into any tallgrass prairie restoration. Seed can be sown in fall or spring.

Native bumblebee on Purple Coneflower (above). Photo taken in July, 2011 by customer between Fort Worth & Denton, TX
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