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I like the sage like plant framing the purple cone flower. I had to look up about the purple coneflower the other day. Here’s the full (sort a) load.
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) was and still is a widely used medicinal plant of the Plains Indians. Echinacea purpurea was used as a painkiller and for a variety of ailments, including toothache, coughs, colds, sore throats, and is widely used as a herbal remedy today.
Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflowers are a celebrated ornamental in the native garden. The dark pink petals that surround an orange center make this a superb cut flower. It attracts butterflies and small birds and is famous for its medicinal uses which include alleviating skin rashes and boosting the immune system. Though Purple Coneflower prefers moist well-drained soil, it will tolerate dry conditions and grow in the open shade garden. It grows 3 to 5 feet tall and looks excellent in the middle or back of a butterfly garden or in mass plantings in a prairie meadow garden. Purple Coneflowr makes a spectacular display that blooms seemingly without end from summer to fall. Plant with Pycnanthemum (mountain Mint), Rudbeckia (Missouri Black-eyed susan), Ratibida (Prairie coneflower) and Asters (Aromatic and New England).
Enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.
Thanks for the information Janet! Amazing how bountiful our prairie really is.
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