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Sanguine Purple Coneflower

Echinacea sanguinea

Other common name(s):

Family:

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map

East Central Texas Plains, Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Northern Prairie Outliers
Flatwoods, Floodplains and Low Terraces3, Pleistocene Fluvial Terraces, Red River Bottomlands, Southern Tertiary Uplands, Tertiary Uplands

Plant Characteristics

Growth Form

Herbaceous

Height

1
to
2
ft.

Spread

1
to
1.5
ft.

Leaf Retention

Deciduous

Lifespan

Perennial

Habitat and Care Requirements

Soil Type(s)

Sand, Loam, Clay, Well Drained, Moist

Light Requirement

Sun, Part Shade

Water Requirement

Low

Native Habitat

Grassland

Bloom and Attraction

Bloom Color

Pink, Purple, Brown

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Seasonal Interest

Nectar, Pollen

Wildlife Benefit

Butterflies, Nectar Insects, Bees

Maintenance

Easy to grow. The, fragrant flowers will be more showy if grown in mass. Dead head if seedlings are not desired, otherwise, leave seeds for wildlife. Can be grown in containers. Deer resistant. Propagation: Seed.

Comments

Blooms April-July. Clump forming and tap rooted. Unbranched stems, each topped by one flower. Narrow, hairy leaves grow near the stem base. Graceful, drooping rose-pink to pale purple ray flowers surround the purplish-brown disc flowers clustered on a raised cone. Better adapted to East Texas than the purple, Echinacea purpurea, that is commercially available. Attracts bees and butterflies.
Previous Scientific Name(s): Synonym(s): Echinacea pallida var. sanguinea

References

1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ECSA. 3) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Echinacea+sanguinea&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 4) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=2780&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 5) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=37282#null., 6) https://nearlynativenursery.com/PlantsDetail.cfm?ID=978, 7) https://garden.org/plants/view/81651/Sanguine-Purple-Coneflower-Echinacea-sanguinea/, 8) https://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/products/9304-sanguin-purple-coneflower/