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Echinacea angustifolia

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Echinacea angustifolia inhabits a large range in central North America stretching from Texas north to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Highly ornamental in its own right, this species is prized for its herbal and medicinal qualities. Native Americans commonly utilized Echinacea angustifolia for this purpose, and it has even been suggested that human transport of seeds may have contributed to the far-reaching range of the species. Echinacea angustifolia displayed poor vigor and an ungainly habit in our trial. Well drained, prairie-like conditions would have likely resulted in more robust plants.


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  • Common Name
    narrow-leaved purple coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    mid June-early July 
  • Peak Bloom
    late June 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    26” x 23” 
  • Flower Type