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Care of the plant Echinacea purpurea or Purple coneflower.

Care of the plant Echinacea purpurea or Purple coneflower

The genus Echinacea, family Asteraceae, comprises 10 species of herbaceous plants native to North America. Some species are: Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea paradoxa, Echinacea sanguinea.

Common names: Eastern purple coneflower, Purple coneflower, Hedgehog coneflower. This species is native to eastern North America.

They are herbaceous plants that reach 1.5 meters in height. They have dark green lanceolate leaves and rough texture. The flowers, purple and similar to daisies, have a center that sticks out in a conical shape. They bloom from summer to late fall.

They are used to form flower beds in gardens, in pots for terraces and balconies and as cut flowers (fresh or dried). They have medicinal properties to stimulate the immune system, against the flu and to heal wounds.

Echinacea purpurea can be grown in full sun and semi-shade exposures.

They can grow in any type of soil that has good drainage.

Water moderately throughout the year; it is quite resistant to drought. Wait until the substrate is dry before watering.

Fertilize with manure in the fall.

They are plants resistant to diseases or pests but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by division in spring or fall.

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Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
 

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