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Plant Name:

Bush's Purple Coneflower

Scientific Name:

Echinacea paradoxa 'Bush's Seed'


Bush's Purple Coneflower is a native perennial wildflower with yellow to orange-yellow petals and a large brownish-purple cone-shaped center. It is a unique color variation of the more commonly seen purple coneflower.


Prairies, meadows, open fields


Bush's Purple Coneflower attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other insects. It provides a nectar source and serves as a host plant for certain butterfly species. The plant's seeds are also a food source for birds.

Growing Conditions:

Bush's Purple Coneflower prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. It is drought-tolerant once established.


Bush's Purple Coneflower is often used in wildflower gardens, prairie restorations, and natural landscapes. It is also known for its medicinal properties and is used in herbal remedies.

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Fun Facts:

Bush's Purple Coneflower is a cultivar developed by Dr. Richard Lighty, a plant breeder from the University of

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