Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaf Coneflower)
Also known as Black Samson Echinacea.
Narrow-leaf Coneflower is an attractive perennial that is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It does best in full to part sun. It is more drought-tolerant than Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) or Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida). It tolerates drought, heat, humidity and poor soils, as long as it has good drainage.
All Echinacea species are a good nectar source for butterflies. Birds, particularly Goldfinches, eat the seeds.
Narrow-leaf Coneflowers work well in cottage or meadow gardens, perennial borders, prairie gardens, perennial and naturalized gardens.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low to medium
|Sun exposure||Sun to part shade
|Bloom color||Pink, purple|
|Bloom time||Spring, early summer
|Mature height||1.5-2 ft
|Host plant||Silvery Checkerspot butterflies|
|Notes||Native bee friendly.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|