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Purple Coneflower, Hope
Echinacea purpurea 'Hope'
Type:Perennials
Zone:4
Fertilizing Code:04/08 to 04/09
Pruning Code:10/23 to 10/24



Description:
The traditional purple coneflower with dark pink flower petals that droop slightly from a dark brown central cone. The dense mounds of leaves are green and broad at the base, tapering to a point. Blooms from June to August.

Care Instruction:
Soil and Moisture: Coneflowers prefer average to lean soils without heavy organic matter. Water regularly when young, but quite drought tolerant once mature. Best flower production will occur when kept moist.
Fertilizing: These plants are light feeders, and often no fertilization is required. A light sprinkling of 10-10-10 granules in the spring is more than sufficient.
Trimming: After the foliage has died back due to frost or freezing weather, cut back to the ground and remove debris.
Division: Coneflowers do not need to be divided, but doing so every 5 or 6 years will keep the plants vigorous.