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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Purple cone flower
dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Strong stems with notched, lance shaped leaves. Large flowers produced singly from mid-summer, rosy-purple petals with cone-shaped orange centres.
Well drained, reasonably fertile soil in full sun. Will tolerate dry soils and hot conditions.
Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Extensively used in herbal medicine.
pronouced: ek-in- AY-see-uh pur-PUR-ee-uh