Purple coneflower is one of the most popular herbs in America and was discovered and used by the Native Americans in the early days for medicinal purposes. One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds, this showy and easy-to-grow plant adds a flashy touch to the summer landscape. Blooms heavily from July through September. Will tolerate clay soils. Plants reach 3-4' tall.
This makes an excellent cut flower and even after the bloom has died the dried cones are an attractive feature for the winter garden. Hardy to zone 4-9.