Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt.

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Plant Information

Gardeners enjoy the mid-summer bloom of purple coneflower with its lavender ray and disk flowers set atop tall stems. Morphology: This herbaceous perennial can grow to a height of up to 5’ and spread to 2’ across. It features brownish-green stems (few branches) derived from a fibrous root structure. In late June through late July large, daisy-like flowers form on the ends of the stems. Flowers feature drooping rose-purple petals (ray flowers) and coppery-orange, spiny central discs (cone-like shape). Flowers are especially attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant bears dark green leaves which can be 4”-8” in length. They are lance-shaped and coarsely toothed. They are hairy on both sides. Adaptation: Purple coneflower is easily raised in sunny, well-drained sites. It can survive drought, high summer temperatures and poor soils. This is an excellent perennial for the border, meadow or wildflower garden. Pests: None reported.

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ECPU full DF (©2020 Dan Freedman), ECPU flower PB (©2020 Patricia Babbitt), ECPU leaf PB (©2020 Patricia Babbitt)