Purple Coneflower is native to the central and southeastern U.S. and is valued for its showy pink daisy-like flowers and its drought tolerance. It was first exported to Europe in 1699 by John Banister, the Virginia botanist. In the nineteenth century Thomas Fessenden, an important American garden writer, commented on Coneflowers: "many flowers . . . very durable . . . and much admired."
Sow seeds for this sun-loving perennial outdoors in spring or summer for blooms the following season. Flowers show all summer on four- to five-foot stems. USDA Zones 3-9.
Line Drawing from New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora by H. A. Gleason (1958)
Approximately 50-60 seeds per pack. zone3, zone4, zone5, zone6, zone7, zone8, zone9