Echinacea or Purple Coneflower
Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench.
I have these planted in several areas of my garden. The butterflies LOVE them.
According to Iowa State University, Echinacea purpurea has known anti-viral properties, and Echinacea sanguinea has anti-inflammatory properties. Some Native American tribes used this herb to treat snake bites. This medicinal herb is commonly used to treat cough and cold symptoms, but should be considered when treating superficial wounds.
The most recognizable features of the purple coneflower are its lavender-colored petals, long stems, and orange or red-coned centers. It grows to an average height of 2 to 3 feet.
Plant in full sun in a spot with well-drained soil.
Add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole.
Set the plants 1 foot apart.
HAPPY PLANTING !!