Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

Large daisy-like flowers with slightly drooping rose-purple petals surrounding large coppery orange cone on rigid stems. Seed heads provide winter food for birds. Name comes from Greekword "echinos" meaning hedgehog.

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June,July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea purpurea

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Fall Color
Fragrant Flower

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna

Bloom Time

June
July
August

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Head

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Coarse

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Flower Size

3" to 4"

Growth Rate

Average