Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

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Purple Cone flower

A fast growing perrinial plant with a bright large
purple flowers on long thin stems. The Purple Cone Flower
is easy in its maintaince and is resistent
against drought. It reach a height of more then
a meter, and are often used as fresh cut flowers.


The purple cone flower will flower during the whole
summer, but the large cones make that this ornamental
plant keeps its function until the start of the winter.


There are many cultivars in every color exept blue.
Echinacea Purpurea "Rubinstern" has dark red

The leaves have the oval form of an egg.


Sowing can be done at the end of spring but you
will have flowers in the next year.

    The purple Echiniae (Echinacea purpurea ) has an large brown cone.
    Extracts of this herb are said to have an healing effect on.
    pulmonary diseases , but there has never been an scientific
    base for that.

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