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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

The ever-popular purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is native to - well, sources vary.  Some say to the prairies of the Midwest, where it was discovered and brought to the East by Lewis and Clark. And some very reputable sources have…

Self-Seeding Perennials for the Budget-Conscious Gardener

Plants that multiply are great for filling up gardens without busting the budget, so I asked Larry Hurley to recommend some for our blog readers.   But because self-seeding plants CAN be a headache (or worse), Larry asks us to first…

Echinacea Purpurea Rubinstern

Purple Coneflower ‘Magnus’ and ‘Rubinstern’

Behnke Nurseries’ Perennial Department is featuring two cultivars of one of the best summer blooming perennials, the Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea - ‘Magnus’ and Echinacea purpurea ‘Rubinstern’ (often translated as “Ruby Star.”)  Although the common name is purple coneflower, they…

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