Description: Rosy-purple, daisy-like flowers on 2 to 3 foot stems in summer. Medium green, strap-like leaves.
Habit: Mound-like habit to 2 feet wide with flowers stems up to 4 feet tall
Culture: Prefers full sun or light shade and well-drained garden loam. Avoid burying the crown with mulch.
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin: North America
Attributes: drought tolerant, deer resistant, attracts bees and butterflies
Narrow-leaved Coneflower, like its broad-leaved cousin, is native to the Midwestern United States from Minnesota to Texas. An 1805 shipment of plants sent to Jefferson by the Lewis & Clark Expedition included this species, called “Mad Dog Plant.” The Native Indians prized it as a remedy for rattlesnake and mad dog bites. The Latin name, echinos, meaning hedgehog, refers to the bristly cone of disk florets in the center of the large composite flower. This Coneflower has many landscape benefits: the flowers attract butterflies, birds consume the seeds, and it is drought- and deer-tolerant. zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9