Playful Meadow Mama Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Playful Meadow Mama')
eh-kih-NAY-shah per-per-EE-ah 'Playful Meadow Mama'

Deciduous Perennial Upright in the Asteraceae Family
 
 

Plant Data

Mature Size 24 - inches tall. 12 - 23 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Medium
Tags Attracts Birds, Blooms for 4 Weeks or More, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Winter Interest, Deciduous, Thornless, Attractive to Birds, Attractive to Butterflies, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Eclectic Garden, Formal Garden, Prairie Garden, Urban, Perennial, Well-Drained Soil, Drought Tolerant, Moist Soil, Normal Soil, Poor Soil, Native to North America, Attracts Butterflies, Rain Garden, Popular For Fall, Good For Cut Flowers, Attract Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Most Popular, Good For Beginners, Illinois Nativar
Bloom Period June to August
 

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