The red sun hat Echinacea purpurea comes from the east of North America. He was brought to Europe in 1692. In the meantime he is also with us in our French garden .. Not because of the medicinal effect but the appearance. The Echinacea purpurea gets very ‘floral’ flowers in the summer. They stand out because of their size and colors. The combination of an orange brown heart with a special glow surrounded by contrasting pink petals. Even when the flower has blossomed and the pink leaves are hanging down discolored, this ‘parachute’ still has ornamental value. In fact, in the winter the frost drops down and forms a great spectacle that reminds us of thistles.