Echinacea angustifolia
Purple Coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia, Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower photo

The smallest Echinacea, this perennial is native to prairies and loves an alkaline soil, but has been known to thrive in beds with appropriate pH. Seeds need to be stratified for germination and do well planted in the fall in areas where there is a cold winter.
Grow specs: 2-3 feet. Alkaline soil. Full sun. Stratify: 90 days, 41 degrees F. or plant in fall.

Because it is considered to stimulate the immune system in a non-specific way, it is being used in a wide range of immune system disorders. These include: colds and flus, infections, hard to heal wounds and sores as well as spider and snake bites.  (Photo © Steven Foster)

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