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Echinacea

PURPLE CONEFLOWER

Echinacea purpurea

Description:

An easy-to-grow, drought tolerant plant that attracts butterflies to the garden. Used for centuries.

Growth:

Grows to height of 3-4’ and width of 1-2’

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 3-9

Uses:

Medicinal, butterfly plant, cut flower

Suggestions:

The leaves and stems are used, often in teas and capsules and have a variety of medicinal uses. Erroneously believed to cure the common cold, it may help with sore throats or other cold symptoms. Shown to have some anti-depressent properties. Believed to help stimulate the immune system.

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