Echinacea purpurea

  • Echinacea purpurea  purple cone flower
purple cone flower

Large perennial growing 2 to 4 feet tall, 1&1/2 foot spread with 5 inch flower heads with drooping purple rays and dark purple centers in summer. Found from Michigan to Louisiana, it likes sun or light shade and some summer water. Good for cutting. Attracts butterflies. Sun Hardy to -20°F.