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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
|Deciduous Perennial Upright in the Asteraceae Family
|24 - 60 inches tall. 12 - 24 inches wide.
|Dry - Medium: Dry to Moist. Drought tolerant once established.
|3a - 8b
|Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Container, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Dry, Extended Bloom Time, Formal Garden, Full Sun, Good for Beginners, Good for Butterfly Garden, Good for Cottage Garden, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Rain Garden, Illinois Native, Low Maintenance, Medium, Most Popular, Native to North America, Normal Soil, Perennial, Popular For Fall, Prairie Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Tolerant of Poor Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Winter Interest Deer Resistant Perennials, Large Perennials, Partial Sun Perennials, Pink or Red Flowering Perennials, Summer Blooming Perennials, White Flowering Perennials
|June to August
|Animals That Use It
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Commonly Planted with...Bee Balm, American Basket flower, Gentian, Cardinal Flower, Phlox, Goat's Beard, Coreopsis, Beard Tongue.
Photos of This with...Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Creme Caramel Coreopsis, Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower, Cantaloupe Coneflower, Sombrero Baja Burgundy Coneflower, Sombrero Blanco Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower, Alba White Coneflower, Queen Of The Prairie, Daylily, Papaya Popsicle Red Hot Poker, Munstead English Lavender, Prairie Blazing Star, Floristan White Spike Gayfeather, Showstar Blackfoot, Russian Sage, Wave Blue Petunia, Weeping Willow, East Friesland Meadow Sage, Rhapsody in Blue Wood Sage,
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Pricing and Availability History
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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at email@example.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!
Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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To secure the best prices for club members and make sure we know the current plants available from each nursery, we take orders only a couple of times a month.
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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.
Our goal is to bring as many plants together under "one roof" as possible, so we'll try hard to make it available again in the future!