Plant Details: Narrow leaf Coneflower
Category Perennials  
Zone: 5 - 7
 
Out_of_stock: Y
Common Name Narrow leaf Coneflower Variety  
Regional Names Elk Root
Botanical Name Echinacea angustifolia
Description This is one of the smallest of this genus but is superior in having the highest level of Isobutylamides, which gives you that tongue tingly feeling that you get from chewing the seeds of Echinacea. Native Americans learned of Echinacea angustifolia properties as a fortifier of the immune system by observing sick or wounded elks seeking out this plant and consuming their roots. After many observation of elk and deer seeking and eating this species over others. Native American adopted the same method for boosting their immune system.Native American identified this species Echinacea as Elk Root. Herbalist still use it today, but they most often substitute the species E.purpurea because it is easier to grow making it more abundant and less expensive, but the draw back is it has a much lower concentration levels of Isobutylamides. WE DO NOT SUGGEST OR RECOMMEND ANYONE TO TASTE, EAT OR IN ANY WAY CONSUME ANY PARTS OF ANY OF THE PLANTS IN OUR CATALOG. Narrow Leaf Cornflower is the common name it most often carries has lavender downward curved petals sometimes having a yellow disc. It does well in dry sunny locations and is native to the Midwestern U.S. Loves alkaline soils. Native from Saskatchewan and Manitoba in the north to New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana in the south. Flowers in late spring.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
N
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
N
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
N
 
shade:
N
  Deciduous:
Y
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2009-12-02 18:50:13.0
Container Size
Price
Quart
8.00
Last Update:
2012-11-12 14:15:38.0
Copyright Nearly Native Nursery, All rights reserved, 2004 - 2012
Site design by JimmyWebbs