Black Samson Echinacea, also known as Narrow-leaf Coneflower, is a native, perennial, warm-season forb that grows 1 to 2 feet tall. The Black Samson Echinacea grows in open rocky prairies and the Great Plains. It’s a is a great addition to a prairie garden and attractive in cut flower arrangements. It has adapted well to all prairie soils throughout the united states and is drought tolerant only needing 18 inch rainfall. It tends to look poorly in its native habitat, but often thrives in home flower beds. It was most used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans, but is now often grown simply for its showy flowers.