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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

~ Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 

Eastern Purple Coneflower

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun or light shade
  • 48” tall, 18” to 24” wide
  • Mid summer blooming
  • Beginner Friendly, Meadow or Open Woodland ecosystems

With a historical range that includes the mid west prairie ecosystems, Echinaceas are introduced in Ontario but are both extremely well adapted to garden conditions and hugely popular with local pollinator species.

Due to how wide spread the cultivars of this particular species are, I sourced the seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery for these, rather than gathering them from the plants in my garden, to maximize the odds that they retain the genetic diversity generally found in uncultivated plant populations.

These are very showy, long blooming and loved by bees and butterflies, as well as by seed feeding bird species.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing https://www.prairiemoon.com/echinacea-purpurea-purple-coneflower-prairie-moon-nursery.html  for more details.

-Photos are of the plants in my urban garden


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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