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Echinacea palida

Echinacea palida

Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida is a sturdy unbranched perennial with slender lance-shaped leaves.  In summer plants are crowned by lovely daisy-like flowers with bold reddish central cones and slender drooping pale violet rays.  This low …

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Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Common Name: Purple coneflower

Butterfly magnet, goldfinch love the seeds as well. Drought tolerant, tolerates wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

A violet red selection with horizontal petals. Tolerates a wide range of conditions. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Common Name: Purple coneflower

An introduction from Jellito Seed, 'Ruby Star' (Rubinstern) has the horizontal qualities of 'Magnus' with a deeper, richer magenta hue. Performs best with good drainage. 

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common Name: White coneflower

A white selection of purple coneflower.

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Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Common Name: Tennessee coneflower

Hybrid of the endangered species, flower's petals are held upright instead of drooping, lovely. 

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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: Scouring Rush

Equisetum hyemale is a vigorous evergreen perennial with a striking vertical habit.  Plants produce multiple bamboo-like dark green stems arranged in dense clumps. This handsome rush-like plant adapts to a wide variety of growing …

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Eupatorium coelestinum

Eupatorium coelestinum

Common Name: Mistflower

Great in a natural meadow, along creek banks, as well as the border. Forms small colonies. 

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Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Common Name: Three-nerved Joe pye

Think of it as the Joe that never really grew up! Shorter, much friendlier to smaller gardens and spaces. 

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Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium fistulosum

Common Name: Joe pye weed

Huge, founded flower heads. Butterflies love it. 

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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Common Name: Hyssop leaved boneset

Prefers to be on the dry side, great with grasses, and golden rods. 

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Eupatorium maculatum

Eupatorium maculatum

Common Name: Spotted Joe pye weed

Light purple flower heads, many reaching up to 8 inches across. Lightly fragrant, especially attracts the swallowtail butterfly, along with many other pollinators. 

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Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

Common Name: Gateway Joe Pye

Big and beautiful, best known Joe pye cultivar, brings the butterflies in drones. 

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Name: Boneset

Another one for wet spaces found along streams and at woods' edge. 

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Eupatorium purpureum

Eupatorium purpureum

Common Name: Sweet Joe pye weed

Found in thickets and open woods this Joe Pye tolerates some shade, sweet odor when crushed. 

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