Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia


Narrow-leaved purple coneflower is the only purple coneflower native to Minnesota. It is seldom found in the nursery trade, unlike the eastern coneflower and pale purple coneflower. Narrow-leaved purple coneflower is a showy resident of dry sandy prairies. It begins blooming in late June and attracts many different types of pollinators.

It grows from a dense taproot and is very drought tolerant. In addition to its interesting spiky flowerhead, its leaves are are also quite striking. Covered in stiff hairs they feel like a cat’s tongue when touched!

Size: 2 feet
Sun: Full
Soil: Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: June, July
Advantages: Pollinator Favorite Bird Favorite: Habitat, Food Source Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens



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