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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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Eastern Purple Coneflower
|Size:||3-5 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Blooms spring-fall.|
|Habitats:||Upland glades, openings in upland mixed forests on calcareous soils.|
|Recommended Uses:||Works well in almost any garden with mixed wildflower species. North of Florida, this species is sometimes planted as single-species mass plantings.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Small birds and small mammals consume the seed.
Attracts many pollinators, especially bees.