Echinacea purpurea

Common name: Purple Coneflower

Native plant

The large, deep pink flowers of Echinacea purpurea are just striking and give their best show when planted in groups.  Bloom time begins in late June to early July and lasts about a month.  Foliage is dark green and rarely has any issues with diseases or pests.  This plant is drought tolerant but will wilt a bit when enough moisture is not provided.  The flowers are visited by many bees, butterflies and other pollinators, and the occasional Goldfinch will feed on the seeds in the fall.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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