Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea
Height: about 50 cm
Season of bloom: Late summer.
Growing Conditions: Best in full sun. Ordinary garden soil.
Wildlife benefits: Sturdy flowers are good nectar source for larger butterflies, like Monarchs and Great Spangled Fritillaries.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. This species is widely planted in Butterfly Gardens and occasionally escapes from cultivation, but it is not native to Canada.
Similar species: Pale Purple Coneflower
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