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Echinacea laevigata (Smooth purple coneflower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Echinacea laevigata

Other names

Smooth purple coneflower

Genus

Echinacea Echinacea

Species

E. laevigata - E. laevigata is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, dark stems bearing pale pink flower heads with linear, drooping petals.


Echinacea laevigata is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded flower stems to encourage further flower production.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Echinacea laevigata (Smooth purple coneflower) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in humus- rich, well drained soil. Best in full sun, although partial shade can be tolerated.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Echinacea laevigata

Other names

Smooth purple coneflower

Genus

Echinacea Echinacea

Species

E. laevigata - E. laevigata is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, dark stems bearing pale pink flower heads with linear, drooping petals.

Native to

Eastern North America

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded flower stems to encourage further flower production.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Echinacea laevigata (Smooth purple coneflower) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in humus- rich, well drained soil. Best in full sun, although partial shade can be tolerated.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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