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botanical name:
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple cone flower
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Strong stems with notched, lance shaped leaves. Large flowers produced singly from mid-summer, rosy-purple petals with cone-shaped orange centres.

cultivation:
Well drained, reasonably fertile soil in full sun. Will tolerate dry soils and hot conditions.
Deadhead to prolong flowering.

usage:
Extensively used in herbal medicine.

other notes:
pronouced: ek-in- AY-see-uh pur-PUR-ee-uh
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