Echinacea pallida

Common name: Pale Coneflower

Native plant

Echinacea pallida is a tough native prairie perennial.  It is drought and heat tolerant and will grow well in poor soils.  Blooms appear in early June and last 3-4 weeks.  Flower stalks can flop over when in bloom, particularly when moisture levels are high.  Placing other plants nearby for additional support or staking flower stalks may be necessary. Butterflies and bees love these flowers, and Goldfinches are often drawn to the seed heads as a food source.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site


Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Light Purple

Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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