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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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

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

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

New Construction, Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Purple

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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