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Water Wise Plants

Echinacea purpurea

ek-ih-AY-shee-a pur-PUR-ee-ah
Common Name
Purple cone flower
Plant Type
Mature Size
3'-4' high x 2' wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full sun
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Deer resistant
Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Echinacea purpurea is a green-leaved perennial that produces large purple, daisy-like blooms in the summer. It can grow to four feet in height and works well in the background of garden borders. It needs minimal drip irrigation, dies down after bloom, and resprouts in the spring with little extra maintenance required.

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