Phonetic: ek-in-AY-shee-ah pur-PUR-ee-ah
Purple Coneflower blooms profusely for up to two months in mid to late summer and sometimes re-blooms in the fall. Perfect for both small and large gardens, the showy flowers are a favorite nectar source for butterflies, bees and myriad pollinators, including hummingbirds. In late summer the large seed heads attract Goldfinches and other birds. Easy to grow, Echinacea purpurea prefers full to partial sun and medium soil conditions.
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full to Part Sun
- Flower Color: Pink
- Bloom Time: June, July, August
- Soil Type: Dry - Medium
- Mature Plant Size: 2-4'H, 1.5-2W
- Plant Spacing: 1'
- Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot, Wavy Lined Emerald,
- Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
- Advantages: Clay soil, cut flower, deer resistant, dry soil, herb used for tea, long blooming, rocky soil, tolerates drought
- Landscape Uses: Butterfly, cottage gardens, mass planting, meadow, perennial border
- Companion Plants: Blacked Eyed Susan, Big Bluestem, Dense Blazing Star, Little Bluestem, Native Bergamot
- Deer Resistant