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Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado'
Common name   Purple coneflower
Hardiness Zone   3 - 9
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color   Light Rose
Bloom Time   June - August
Height   4 feet

General Culture:
Purple coneflower should be grown in full sun to light shade. Light shade will enhance the rich colors of the petals in hot weather. It is relatively drought resistant and should be divided in the spring every 4 years.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
Unlike other Echinaceas, Bravado holds its extra-wide petals out flat, offering up even more color from late spring until the cold fall weather sets in. The blooms are 4 to 5 inches wide, their hue varying from light cotton-candy pink to deep magenta-tinged rose.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.
Superb for a large planting anywhere, they show to particular advantage in the back of the border, drifting across a perennial bed, or in any naturalized woodland or meadow setting.