Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea (L) Moench is the correct and accepted scientific name for the Eastern Purple Coneflower. It was named and described by Conrad Moench in Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici et Agri Marburgensis in 1794. It was first named Rudbeckia purpurea L. by Carl von Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753.
Echinacea Moench is the correct and accepted scientific name for the genus. It was named and described by Conrad Moench in the same publication as the species Echinacea purpurea.
Zones: USDA zone 2a-10b (-50-35 ° F), PanAm says 4a-10b
Size: 24-26” + (cultivar 16-20” T x 12-16” W
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
I haven’t grown the straight species of Echinacea purpurea yet, but I intend to do so very soon. There are also many cultivars I would like to try. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please check out the following links for further reading.
FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER
CORNELL UNIVERSITY GROWING GUIDE