• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 16 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Summer through Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ek-in-AY-shee-a pur-PUR-ee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 16 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through Early Fall
    Flower color:Purplish-pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Requires well-drained, fertile soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering season. Prune back old foliage and apply fertilizer in early spring before new growth emerges.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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