Plant Details: Smooth Purple Coneflower
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Smooth Purple Coneflower
This is my personal favorite Coneflower species. A rare native Coneflower that at 4-5' High, grows taller the any other species. Considered a monster Echinacea species that has a wonderful grace about it in that it has drooping soft pink narrow ray petals. The ray petals being so relaxed frees them up to flutter in the wind which is a charming effect. Echinacea laevigata flowers in early summer with an open and airy appearance. The best growing conditions is partial sun and rich loamy soils that are well drained. Once it establishes a very deep taproot it is very hearty and drought resistant. Our Georgia source of this very rare Echinacea reseeds nicely, but not as easiley as the more common Echinacea purpurea. Rarely offered and very seldom encountered. Native from Alabama along the eastern seaboard states to Pennsylvania.
Plant Growing Conditions
Seed / tsp
Approximately 200 seed.
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