How to Grow Purple Coneflowers

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Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), native to the central and eastern United States, is a sturdy perennial bloomer that will provide color to your garden from mid-summer to early autumn. The daisy-like petals radiate from a round cone in the center of the plant. Tolerant of both heat and drought, purple cornflower will attract a variety…


Purple Coneflowers & Pests

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According to the British Columbia Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, purple coneflower, also known as Echinacea purpurea, is prized for its medicinal properties and is believed to be helpful in fighting against colds, sore throats, toothaches, burns, poison ivy and snakebites. This wildflower grows well in the moist conditions along the banks of rivers…


How to Divide a Purple Coneflower

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Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is an old-fashioned perennial bloomer with bright daisy-like blooms with distinctive, dark purple centers. Drought- and heat-tolerant, purple coneflower isn’t fussy, and once established, will decorate your garden from early summer until autumn for many years. Purple coneflower benefits from division when the center of the plant outgrows its boundaries, or…


Identifying Purple Coneflower

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Also known as echinacea and black samson, the purple coneflower is a native North American wildflower renowned for its medicinal properties. Associated most commonly with the Great Plains, it can be found in sunny, dry locations from Texas to Canada and the Rocky Mountains to Kentucky. There are nine species of purple coneflower, two of…


Purple Coneflower Reproductive Methods

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With Echinachea purperia, or purple coneflower, being prized for its medicinal purposes and value as a top pollinator in a butterfly garden, it is no wonder that some states, such as North Carolina, consider this wildflower to be an endangered species. With constant harvesting of this herbaceous perennial, the numbers of purple coneflower patches found…


How to Prune a Purple Clematis Jackmanii

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Clematis jackmanii is one of the easiest of all clematis to grow. It grows 10 to 20 feet tall and puts on a show of 4-inch, dark, violet-purple, abundant flowers in mid-summer. Jackmanii is one of the oldest selections of clematis hybrids, discovered in 1863 by clematis hybridizers George Jackman and his son, George Jackman…


How to Care for Purple Angel Trumpet Plants

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Brugmansia suaveolens, commonly known as angel’s trumpet plants, are native to South America, but will thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 through 10. The available flower colors on these tropical trees include white, pink, yellow, red and purple. No matter what color your angel’s trumpet plant’s flowers are, the processes for maintenance…


How to Grow Purple Salvia

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Purple salvia (Salvia dorrii) is a small evergreen shrub that thrives in dry, poor soil. Purple salvia, also known as purple sage or desert sage, thrives on neglect and requires very little water. In return, the plant, which grows to 3 feet tall, will grace the landscape with gray-green foliage that forms an ideal contrast…


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