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Echinacea 'Purple Emperor'

Coneflower

Plant Type: Perennial

‘Purple Emperor’ produces large, saturated magenta purple blossoms on sturdy, well-branched stems that are held in perfect proportion to the bushy clump of deep green foliage. As the flowers age, the tips of the petals turn a bit lighter pink but the center remains a bright magenta color.

This coneflower creates a substantial presence in the garden when planted singly, but is absolutely incredible when planted en masse.

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.


Height

15-18"

Spread

12-16"

Landscape Application:

Long lasting color for beds, borders and cottage gardens. Excellent when massed.

Echinacea 'Purple Emperor' Plant Care:

Tolerates a variety of soil fertility. Drought tolerant once established.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Coneflower Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Nature Attraction
Butterflies

Coneflower Additional Information

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