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Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaf Coneflower)

Black Samson, Black Samson Echinacea, Narrow-leaf Coneflower


Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaf Coneflower) is a compact perennial boasting a profusion of daisy flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), in early to midsummer and sometimes throughout the rest of the summer. The charming flowers feature pale pink to purple rays drooping from a dome-shaped central orange disk. The cone-shaped flower heads attract bees and butterflies. If they are not removed in the fall, they will be visited by birds that feed on the seeds. The flowers are borne atop stout, upright, hairy, unbranched stems clad with narrow, oblong gray-green leaves. Narrow-leaved Coneflower grows from a fragile but very deep taproot. It is not rhizomatous so the plant does not spread vegetatively. Drought, heat, humidity and poor soil tolerant, Narrow-leaf Coneflower is easy to grow and is a suitable addition to a prairie garden and attractive in flower arrangements.

  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 10-18 in. wide (25-45 cm). May self-seed in the garden.
  • Performs best in full sun in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Tolerates high levels of soil alkalinity, and is more drought tolerant than Echinea pallida and E. purpurea.
  • Perfect choice for beds and borders, naturalized areas, meadows, prairies, wildflower gardens. Excellent as cut or dried flowers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for Japanese beetle and leaf spot. Deer resistant.
  • Remove spent flowers for a neat appearance.
  • Native to the eastern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Echinacea - Coneflowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Louisiana, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Echinacea - Coneflowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Louisiana, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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