Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry'
Common name   Purple coneflower
Hardiness Zone   3 - 9
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color  Purple
Bloom Time   June - August
Height   2 - 3 feet

General Culture:
Deer tolerant
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers encourages continued bloom and improves general appearance.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
‘PowWow Wild Berry’ is a purple coneflower that features large, deep rose-purple flowers from late spring to late summer, sometimes with additional sporadic bloom until frost. It typically grows in an upright clump to 2-3' tall and to 1-1.5' wide on sturdy, well-branched stems that do not need staking. Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds. 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' is a 2010 All-America Selection (AAS) winner.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.
Border fronts, rock gardens or part shade areas of open woodland gardens. Best in groups or massed. Attractive specimen/accent.