Echinacea purpurea. Perennial in zones 3-10.
North American native prairie wild flower with pretty purple daisy-like flowers that reach 3” across. Begins blooming in second year. Once common in the wild, but now mainly grown under cultivation with many varieties developed for ornamental purposes. This strain was sourced from a wild population that has been stewarded by Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Williams, Oregon, to maintain its wild character and therefore, reportedly more of the complex medicinal compounds. All parts of the plant have been used as an immune-stimulant. Aka, Purple Cone flower.