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Echinacea – Purple Cone Flower
The bold and hearty character
of the Purple Cone Flower makes it a striking plant.
The flowers are rosy purple with dark, stiff, quilllike
centers touched with golden crimson. Echinacea purpurea
is the common sort and is frequently listed in catalogs
under Rudbeckia purpurea. Sometimes when plants
are raised from seed objectionable muddy colors are
obtained which are not worthy a place in the garden.
The plants grow 3 feet to 4 feet tall and bloom from
July until frost. The leaves are large and thick.
UTILIZE. The drooping character
of the rosy-purple petals give them a distinctive character
in the border, although the color at best is difficult
to combine with other flowers.
GENERAL. They will tolerate
dry, sun-baked locations but are better in good soil.
PROPAGATION. The easiest
method of increasing these plants is to divide the clumps.
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