Echinacea purpurea is also known as purple cornflower and belongs to the daisy family. It has beautiful purple/pink flowers that bloom for a long period and love the sun.
There are coral and white varieties. Echinaceas are drought-tolerant perennial plants. Echinacea is known to have immunological effects.
Other species of Echinacea include:
Echinacea angustifolia – Narrow-leaf Coneflower
Echinacea atrorubens – Topeka Purple Coneflower
Echinacea laevigata – Smooth Coneflower
Echinacea pallida – Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea paradoxa – Yellow Coneflower
Echinacea sanguinea – Sanguine Purple Coneflower
Echinacea simulata – Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower
Echinacea Tennesseensis – Tennessee Coneflower