Echinacea – Purple Coneflower

Echinacea is a native perennial that is touted for its drought-tolerance, but this spring’s plentiful rains really have made the echinacea green and healthy-looking. I’ve moved some of the plants around since last year and am excited to see them adapting in several locations with varying microclimates.

Deer will occasionally taste echinacea, as they did last night, but generally they don’t bother them.

Echinacea purpurea – eastern purple coneflower (Asteraceae)

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