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flower *Genus and Species: Echinacea purpurea
Family: Asteraceae
Common Name: Purple Coneflower
Habit: perennial, reseeds
Height: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: reddish-purple
Native To: midwestern and southeastern United States
Range: naturalized throughout midwestern, northeastern, and southeastern United States
Blooming Period: May-August
Water Requirement: low, fairly drought tolerant
Soil Type: heavy or light
Exposure: full sun
Seed Count: 117,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 12 lbs/acre
Miscellaneous: performs best in cooler climates without irrigation; withstands very dry conditions; excellent cut flower
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