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Common Name: Purple Coneflower      Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Echinacea purpurea

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Category: Perennial
Family: ASTERACEAE
Genus: Echinacea
species: purpurea
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Growth habit: Upright and clump-forming
Foliage: The alternate leaves are ovate to broadly lanceolate, serrated, pubescent and nearly sessile at the top of the stems. Leaves are 4 to 8 inches long.
Flowers: Inflorescences consist of brownish-purple ray flowers and pink disk flowers. Flowers are produced from June through October.
Culture: Full sun, best in well-drained soil but tolerates drought. Colors are brighter if grown in light shade during the summer.
Pests and problems: Leaf spots
Uses: Perennial border, cut flower
Propagation: Seed (not true-to-type), division, root cuttings
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Colors
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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)7/1/2011 until 7/22/2011 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 104
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Echinaceae purpurea
Location: Zimmer Roof
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Early July 2008
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Echinaceae purpurea
Location: Zimmer Roof
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Early July 2008
Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.480400000000000 Longitude: -0.289579987525940] Specimen: 758
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Echinaceae at Kew Gardens
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: September 2011
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Echinaceae at Kew Gardens
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: September 2011
Location: Eden Park, Overlook, Krohn 1501 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.114719050000000 Longitude: -84.490258483333300] Specimen: 1863
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.856791033333300 Longitude: -84.226778783333300] Specimen: 1891
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.194334766666700 Longitude: 0.129884333333333] Specimen: 1944
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Bressingham Hybrid
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
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Bressingham Hybrid
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 56.438690550000000 Longitude: 10.344783000000000] Specimen: 3183
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 59.328233500000000 Longitude: 18.070624350000000] Specimen: 3229
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 59.328190933333300 Longitude: 18.070714866666700] Specimen: 3230
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.674262733333300 Longitude: 12.568559916666700] Specimen: 3298
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.687190950000000 Longitude: 12.572596550000000] Specimen: 3394
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park London, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.527829700000000 Longitude: -0.152868083333333] Specimen: 3593
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park London, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.507599166666700 Longitude: -0.164911183333333] Specimen: 3616
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.674262733333300 Longitude: 12.568559916666700] Specimen: 4979
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Location: tivoli

Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 59.328233500000000 Longitude: 18.070624350000000] Specimen: 5020
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buxus sp
Location: Nobel museum

Location: Brookgreen Garden South Carolina
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 33.518459860000000 Longitude: -79.097079010000000] Specimen: 8078
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Location: Brookgreen Garden South Carolina

Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.890592470000000 Longitude: -77.028021760000000] Specimen: 8129
Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.752065040000000 Longitude: -74.002189540000000] Specimen: 10703
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The Highline, June 2017
Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York

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The Highline, June 2017
Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York

Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.751698050000000 Longitude: -74.001955760000000] Specimen: 10704
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The Highline, June 2017
Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York

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The Highline, June 2017
Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York

Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.701848370000000 Longitude: -74.015227540000000] Specimen: 10714
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battery Park June 2017
Location: World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York

Location: chicago
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.874207630000000 Longitude: -87.667321640000000] Specimen: 10743
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Rush University medical center, July 2017
Location: chicago

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Rush University medical center, July 2017
Location: chicago

Location: chicago
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.873790150000000 Longitude: -87.667470510000000] Specimen: 10746
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Rush University medical center, July 2017
Location: chicago

Location: Vienna, Austria
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.191135360000000 Longitude: 16.384647680000000] Specimen: 10774
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August 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria

Location: Coney Island Moonlight Gardens 6201 Kellogg Ave. OH 45228
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.054149100000000 Longitude: -84.423221900000000] Specimen: 11320
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July 2018
Location: Coney Island Moonlight Gardens 6201 Kellogg Ave.

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July 2018
Location: Coney Island Moonlight Gardens 6201 Kellogg Ave.

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July 2018
Location: Coney Island Moonlight Gardens 6201 Kellogg Ave.

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