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Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’

 

Purple Coneflower

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusEchinaceaFrom the Greek word echinos (Εχίνος), ”hedgehog,” because the central disk flower has the spiny look of a hedgehog
Speciespurpurea“Purple”
Cultivar‘Kim’s Knee High’

About plant names...

Purple coneflowers are members of the aster family. This variety, ‘Kim’s Knee High,’ is a cultivar that is not found in the wild. All coneflowers are popular with butterflies.

Identification: Plants are 12-24" (30-60 cm) high. Flowers are pink, with yellow dome-like centers and petals that often droop downward.

Online References:

Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ in Paghat's Garden

Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ from Cornell University’s Department of Horticulture

Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 24 × 35" (60 × 90 cm)

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 10 × 7" (24 × 16 cm)

Range: Zones 3-8:

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