Echinacea angustifolia - Plant
Description for Echinacea angustifolia
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of heat, humidity, drought and poor soils. Divide clumps if they become overcrowded. Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance. May self-seed if at least some of the seed heads are left in place.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Narrow-leaved purple coneflower or blacksamson echinacea||Light pink to pale purple||June to July||1 to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Coneflowers are plants of prairies and open woods. Give them average, loamy soil in full sun or light shade. Plants grow best with adequate moisture but are quite tolerant of extended drought. These tough plants have deep taproots that enable them to store some water for lean times. Plants increase to form broad clumps.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||68 degrees C (20 degrees C)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Echinacea angustifolia
- In meadow and prairie gardens, plant coneflowers with native grasses, gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), goldenrods (Solidago), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), and black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia). They respond well to pot culture if planted in a deep container.
Typical uses of Echinacea angustifolia
Special features: Group or mass in borders, native plant gardens, naturalized areas, prairies or wildflower meadows.
Ornamental use: For ornamental purpose.
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