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Purple coneflower, Black samson, Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower). This species is an upright clumped perennial herb which is easy to grow. The flowers are large daisy-like flowers and they have a brown central cone surrounded by purple, red or pink, drooping petals. The foliage is comprised of lance-shaped, dark green leaves.
This perennial will require moist, humus-rich, well drained soil. It will tolerate wind and drought. You will need to dead regularly to prolong the flowering.
Border, cutting bed, medicinal. Summer/Autumn interest.