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coneflower bud Archives • Southern Rural Route

This is the  life cycle of a Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) as I have witnessed it by playing with them for two years. When the leaves are at the size shown above, they come out of the pot and go in the ground. The leaves will grow to four times this size before a flower stalk emerges. The final stage is waiting for the cones to dry out and turn … Read More